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she hasnt had them yet

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
well she hsant had them yet? she is laying around the house, i do have a bed for her, but she messsed it up, lol
any advice?
post #2 of 27
aww i'm in the same boat! i dont really have any advice i'm sorry to say.. but you arent alone!!!!
post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
well when did you know that ur cat was prego? and what is ur cat doing? my cat is a calico? i heard that some breeds are stubborn? Is that one of them? oh and another thing, it says to check ur cats temp, and that will confirm on how closse she is? happen if you dont have a thrmometer
Is ur cats tummy rock hard too?
post #4 of 27
yeah! my cats a tabby... she seems to be being stubborn because we think she lost her mucous plug 2 days ago but nothing has happened since then.. shes just been really pacing around alot, acting weird... her tummy is definately ROCk hard, like she swallowed a football! haha
and her nipples are huge
yeah they're temperature goes down when they get closer to having the kittens, but I aslo do not have the proper thermometer

i'm sorry i'm not much help, but it sounds like our kitties are acting alot alike
maybe someone will have some answers for us

how long has your kitty been like this?

oh and we're not sure when she got pregnant beacuse she snuck outside a couple times within about a month, we arent sure which time did it
post #5 of 27
Thread Starter 
same here. my cat was always an out side cat, i never thought she would become a mom , she always hated other cats. But Suprise suprise, mine is now prego. Ya she has been acting like this since last night, her loss eating, clawing her bed, and now she is lying on my lap. Her tummy is hard as a rock, on both sides, but i dont know if she did loose her plug cuz they clean them selfs right away., Well i feel some thyoe of kick i guess on my lap.. i wish i had a temp so i could take it, but i dont have one, arnt there signs to tell if ur cat is having a fever? her ears feel warm.
we have to keep in touch to see if they have them on the same day. watch for anything and let me know so i know what to look for in my cat. thank you.
post #6 of 27
yeah I will for sure! you keep me posted too!

Some cats you wont notice the plug... so you may not i guess! thats what i've read anyway.. sometimes they dont give you any notice so at least we have a little bit of an idea i guess haha

it sounds like your cat is pretty close if she is digging around.. just keep an eye out for contractions now!

It would be nice to have a better idea of when they're due but what can you do? I'm concidering going out to buy a thermometer
I dont know if theres another way to see if they have a fever, I'll look it up though and let you know what i find!!
good luck!
post #7 of 27
oOo i found something for you already take a look at this thread

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...ng+temperature

they said that warm ears are one way of telling if they have a fever so it sounds like your kitty might have one
post #8 of 27
Thread Starter 
well thank you. WEll her ears are warm. This sucks cuz i am going camping till monday and i really hope i dont miss her birth. And how would i know what contractions look like? But man she is hudge?
post #9 of 27
well from what i've been told they start out looking like little hiccups
and then they'll look kind of like a wave rolling over her belly

then i guess as it gets closer to the end they'll be more obvious and look kinda like the skin is pulling down

one person said in a post that thier cat rolled around alot while she was having contractions.. like everytime she'd have one she'd roll over
post #10 of 27
Squeeze your tummy in and hold it a second and then imagine your cat doing the same thing. That is what a contraction will look like. That is more a pushing contraction. They will start out lighter than that.
post #11 of 27
so it kind of squishes in?
like shes breathing deeply?
post #12 of 27
Thread Starter 
that is cute i just hope she has them today.... i read that if you rub your cats back it may bring on labour??? well i guess time will wait. but her tummy looks like a BALL very hard.
i just took a pic but i dont know how to put it on here. Do u have msn?? Maybe i can chat with u there? and send u a pic?
post #13 of 27
yup! i have msn
i wish i had pics of my kitty to show you.. i should see if i can find some
I'll send ya a private msg with my msn okie!?
post #14 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReBeX
so it kind of squishes in?
like shes breathing deeply?
Well more like you are contracting your abs, like for a sit-up. I guess I didn't make the distinction of a deep breath.
post #15 of 27
oh okay great!

I've been starring at her wondering what i'm looking for exactly! haha I hope i'm not creeping her out

thanks alot!!!!
post #16 of 27
mines in labor too. Has been all night but nothing yet. BTW-the temp will go down to about 100 degrees it will not go up like your guys mentioned earlier in the thread.
post #17 of 27
yep, I think I mentioned earlier that someone told me it goes down as they get closer to having the kittens

when should it drop?? at the beginning of labour?
post #18 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReBeX
yep, I think I mentioned earlier that someone told me it goes down as they get closer to having the kittens

when should it drop?? at the beginning of labour?
If it drops and STAYS at that temp, then kitten should be born within 12-24 hours.
post #19 of 27
oh yay!!
great

thanks SO much !
post #20 of 27
for Icis, i got sick of waiting on labor, so i layed down with her and rubbed her belly for a straight hour,maybe more. that night she did go into labor, like 10 hours later,lol
post #21 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liza24
for Icis, i got sick of waiting on labor, so i layed down with her and rubbed her belly for a straight hour,maybe more. that night she did go into labor, like 10 hours later,lol
That's because nipple stimulation releases oxytocin which stimulates contractions. I did that to myself when i was pregant. My water broke too soon though and I had problems. So im afraid to do that to my cat. I might do that though if I get desperate since she's 4 days overdue.
post #22 of 27
Bengalbabe, hows it coming? anything new with your queen?
any babies yet?
post #23 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReBeX
Bengalbabe, hows it coming? anything new with your queen?
any babies yet?
Yes finally! 3 last night. two silver (one charcoal silver girl and one regular silver boy) and one light brown boy. All spotted. I will add pictures later. Hard to get good pics with momma cat not wanting me to mess with her or her kittens.
post #24 of 27
by the way, how about you?
post #25 of 27
oh yay congradulations!!!!

Nothing yet!
its been soOOoO long... at least it feels that way hehe
keepin my fingers crossed for tonight

I cant wait to see the pictures!!
post #26 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReBeX
oh yay congradulations!!!!

Nothing yet!
its been soOOoO long... at least it feels that way hehe
keepin my fingers crossed for tonight

I cant wait to see the pictures!!
I got some pics. I'll post them in a new thread.
post #27 of 27
Congradulations Grandma! Way to go kitty
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