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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
i just wanted to share these pics with you all mum has finally accepted her babies
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n...lymae/four.jpg
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n...ymae/three.jpg
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n...llymae/two.jpg
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n...llymae/one.jpg
post #2 of 20
Oh, how wonderful to see that! I thought for sure that you were going to have to take completely over for Momma cat, and hand-raise the kittens! Since she has been aggressive with the kittens in the past, however, I would not leave her unsupervised with them for the next week or so, just to be on the safe side.

Great work!
post #3 of 20
well done, really glad to hear she's taken to them hope she continues to bond/care for them!

All the Best,

e
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by wookie130
Oh, how wonderful to see that! I thought for sure that you were going to have to take completely over for Momma cat, and hand-raise the kittens! Since she has been aggressive with the kittens in the past, however, I would not leave her unsupervised with them for the next week or so, just to be on the safe side.

Great work!
dont worry i wont she is at my feet lol and i will get up at night so she can feed them and ill put them away safely if i need to leave the room but the babies are so content now mum has got up for a rest and there all like "im stuffed" with the odd hic-up
post #5 of 20
Michelle
Congrats on the fine job you have done for those babies! That is awesome! Glad to hear that mom is getting involved with her babies finally!
post #6 of 20
I'm very glad to see that mama has accepted her babies. Very Good Mommy
post #7 of 20
I am so happy she is caring for her kits!!! Keep me posted.
post #8 of 20
You have done an amazing job with your cats! They are just adorable, and I'm so happy that Momma is caring for them now. I think you are wise to supervise all their interactions.

You questioned (in the other thread) if you should continue to bottle feed if they are nursing...you could go either way. If it was me, I would keep weighing them, and so long as they are gaining wt I would let Momma do all the feeding. Also watch that they have nice round little bellies after nursing. And that they are sleeping contentedly. If they start crying and she isn't feeding them, or if they lose any weight, you could supplement.

You do realize that you have saved their lives, right? What a miracle! You have every right to be proud of yourself....thanks for sharing the experience with us!
post #9 of 20
Thread Starter 
thank you that so sweet, im sure all of you would have done exactly the same. they are all so content i dont think ive heard them cry at all today since they have been with mum long may it continue i weighed them today and 2 have gained 15g and one has gained 13g i cant wait to weigh them tommorrow. i cant say thank you enough to all of you who have supported me through this i thought havin kids was hard i hold all those that foster and help all those other unfortunate kitties on a pedastool you are alll truely amazing people with huge hearts of gold one day you will all get your reward
with many thanks michelle
post #10 of 20
What a fine job you've done! Whatever stress Momma was under, is either subsiding, or she's finally getting the hang of motherhood! And all because of your efforts!!!! I wonder if the babies were initially weak, and through the hand-feedings, became strong and healthy enough, that Momma doesn't feel the need to "cull" her litter, or to abandon them now.

In any case, you're responsible for saving lives, and giving these kitten a chance to grow into healthy, well-adjusted cats! Good for you!!!
post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
morning all, well more good news last night i left the kittens with mum i slept in the same room to be on the safe side but not a squeak.all babies were nursed by mum and she was brilliant, so it seems that is doing her job now so i got a good nights sleep (compared to previous nights) i gather she dont like to be confined because she didnt attempt to move them at all and she had the whole house
again many thanks to you all
michelle x
post #12 of 20
Well done, they are lovely kittens, glad it is all going OK now. Look forward to seeing lots of pics. as they grow.
Anne
post #13 of 20
That IS great news! I would still keep your eye on Momma with the babies for a week or so...but it sounds like she's finally getting the hang of motherhood!
post #14 of 20
Oh it is so good to hear that she has excepted them!!! Way to go to both of you
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
another good night all though im still on the sofa where i can keep an eye and ear out lol all stil gaining weight m/white had lost 3g yesterday so i gave a few feeds but as of this morning we have m/white at 124g grey at 131g and spots at 136g all are happy and sleeping at present
post #16 of 20
Well done Michelle!! A happy family. I have learned from your experience and have just ordered a bottle and feed in case i run into problems with my cat, she is due anytime now.
post #17 of 20
Just looking in to see how your little family is doing.
post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
hi all there all doing really well, its my week to work this week 13 hour shifts so ive been having withdrawl symptoms from tcs im just catching up with all the posts, we still havent named any of the kittens but there all so big and there 1 week and 1 day old they are starting to open there eyes now and trying to walk there legs arent splayed out no more they are all tucked underneath they are so funny to watch i have managed to find them all homes when they are 12 weeks we have one boy and 2 girls the runt being the boy. missy is being great with them she is in her own room with the babies now, we are still feeding the runt (m/white a few times a day to build him up he weighs 20g less than the others but is still gaining
04.08.06\tgrey\t92g\t13.15
04.08.06\tm/white\t94g\t13.15
04.08.06\tspots\t97g\t13.15
05.08.06\tgrey\t105g\t13.00
05.08.06\tm/white\t108g\t13.00
05.08.06\tspots\t112g\t13.00
06.08.06\tgrey\t116g\t13.25
06.08.06\tm/white\t105g\t13.25
06.08.06\tspots\t121g\t13.25
07.08.06\tgrey\t131g\t23.00
07.08.06\tm/white\t124g\t23.00
07.08.06\tspots\t136g\t23.00
08.08.06\tgrey\t148g\t23.30
08.08.06\tm/white\t140g\t23.30
08.08.06\tspots\t156g\t23.30
09.08.06\tgrey\t162g\t23.00
09.08.06\tm/white\t148g\t23.00
09.08.06\tspots\t166g\t23.00
as you can see he is not gaing as much as the girls
post #19 of 20
Gorgoeus kittens for an equally gorgeous mommy! Good luck with the little things!
post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
ill try and get some pics today they were all sleepy this morning mum has got them right up in the corner i can get them out but not so easy putting them back lol
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