Originally Posted by darc
yep done at 3. She is very good about letting me pick up the kittys. I don't do it a lot though. She trusts me completely. We have a dog who is curious. He just smells her and them. She does not seem to mind. She lets him do it. I think she does because they are best buds. They would constantly play together until she got pregnant. I still keep an eye on him though. I make sure I give him extra attention so he does not feel negleted. i do have a delima though. Her liter box was kept in the basement and I have not taken it up yet. I don't want it to smell the upstairs. Her box is next to the couch where I keep an eye on her. I keep her food right there though. I have her not seen her go use the liter box. So I am washing her blankets to keep the area clean. Any suggestions? She is a good mom and I am very proud of her. Her babies are very unique looking (I think). They are all black except for some brown markings. How long to you keep the kittens before you give them away? I hear 6-8 weeks. My vet says the longer the better. So I am figuring 8 weeks. Sound about right?
First....unless you know that the people are going to spay/neuter the kittens and keep them up to date on shots...I do not recommend "giving them away". Below is an article on why it is a bad idea:http://www.cathobbyist.com/articles/...yist/Free.html
Also...I would reconsider having her anywhere where there is only 1 door between her and the outdoors. Cats can become pregnant again as early as a few days after giving birth and we have already had a couple of instances of cats getting out accidentally and coming back pregnant. I would seriously recommend that you keep her and her kittens in a room. Once the kittens decide to explore their surroundings, you will find them getting into places you may not want them to explore and your mom has a good chance of going back into heat again and wanting to get out.