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Taimy
05-08-2014, 04:16 AM
Well, kind of. "My Cat" (I'll explain that later) just gave birth to 6 beautiful kittens, at least I hope she doesn't have more. I already don't know what to do with so many of them and since it is past 3:00am here I can not think clearly anymore. I am happy and frightened at the same time.


I am open to advise from kitten experts here.


Thanks,
Taimy

JerbysMom
05-08-2014, 06:07 AM
You can pretty much leave it to Mama for now, she knows what to do. Just make sure they're all alive. And congratulations! :D

Taimy
05-08-2014, 11:42 AM
Thanks!!! They are all alive, the six of them, and Mama is doing a great job. She just let her box now to stretch her legs and eat something. I will try to post a photo, although I am not sure if I can do that.



You can pretty much leave it to Mama for now, she knows what to do. Just make sure they're all alive. And congratulations! :D

MrsLOLcat
05-08-2014, 11:47 AM
Ooooo baby kitties.... <3

Taimy
05-08-2014, 12:31 PM
Well, I didn't manage to upload the photos so I'm sharing a couple o links.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14158260303/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14114923736/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14114999526/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14114999576/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14114999726/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14114999836/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14114999986/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14115000016/

Taimy
05-08-2014, 12:46 PM
We all are in love already (with the exception of my husband) They are adorable.



Ooooo baby kitties.... <3

JerbysMom
05-08-2014, 02:31 PM
Super cute! Looks like they all have Mama's markings. Question: Did she have them in the tub or did you put them there? Ours always hid in a closet and gave birth on a sweatshirt or something. :rolleyes: LOL

Taimy
05-08-2014, 02:51 PM
This is such a long story. This kitten actually adopted us. lol I didn't had the heart to ignore her (she was actually very young, and still is) and against my husband will I started feeding her but my husband never let us bring her into the house. She was actually the second one that came to us. Romeo, a male cat had already made our backyard into his home (They had an special space for them outside with bed and little box). So she arrived and Romeo and her (Juliet) got along pretty well. Romeo can not had babies so I though it was safe until she starting acting weird and disappearing from time to time. Then one day we realized she was pregnant (big tummy)

If you see the first photo, that is where she stayed outside (never expected the babies that soon) and the other photos are inside the house (not way I am going to let her outside now).

I have to go now I will continue later.
:)
Taimy



Super cute! Looks like they all have Mama's markings. Question: Did she have them in the tub or did you put them there? Ours always hid in a closet and gave birth on a sweatshirt or something. :rolleyes: LOL

aspiecat
05-08-2014, 03:06 PM
Well, kind of. "My Cat" (I'll explain that later) just gave birth to 6 beautiful kittens, at least I hope she doesn't have more. I already don't know what to do with so many of them and since it is past 3:00am here I can not think clearly anymore. I am happy and frightened at the same time.


I am open to advise from kitten experts here.


Thanks,
Taimy

My MIL loves animals and has 20 cats and two dogs. I kid you not, and WE live with them currently, so we have to endure 22 INDOOR animals. Nine litterboxes, and I tell you, I can't wait till we're in our own place with our one cat LOL (who is an outdoorsy type).

Re advice on newborn kittens, look up as many sites as you can - there are MANY on wee kittehs. Are you planning to rehome them or keep them? I advise the former, myself LOL.

Get kitten milk and keep in on hand in case one or more of the newborns aren't getting enough milk from mum. Six is a decent litter and the smallest and weakest will be pushed out of the way by the stronger siblings.

Another tip is to keep them in a warm and cosy bed. Mum will no doubt find a good place, but see if you can make two or three "homes" for her and her brood, and that they are out of the way of prying eyes and hands. Don't let your kids bring friends around to "play with the new kittens" as the less human interaction they have in the first week or so the better. Mum won't like it and may even abandon an offspring who has become too close to the human owners too soon. This happened to my grandmother-in-law's cat, who already had five-month-old kittens, and they didn't get her spayed, so Mia ended up preggers again. She was still occasionally nursing a couple of the first group, and the new kittens didn't get as much milk as they should have. What was worse was that my GIL, who was determined to look after this lot of kittens as Mia had taken the first lot away as soon as she'd had them and hid them for two weeks before bringing them back to the house (they tend to live in a utility room with outside access to the back yard). My GIL, contrary to all our advice, petted the new brood and fussed over them until Mia decided she had had enough and stopped producing milk and basically ignored the new kittens. We helped as much as we could, but the damage was already done.

All five new kittens died within six weeks, and my GIL still cries when she thinks about them. We have since, my DH, my in-laws and I, done some major cat-wrangling, and all the females are now spayed, including Mia-mama.

Aspie

Fairielover
05-11-2014, 02:53 PM
Awe so cute. I miss my kitty. But where I live they have to be spayed and declawed and fully vaccinated. My kitty is spayed but I refuse to have one declawed. And if I won't vaccinate my kid why would I vaccinate a kitty.

Taimy
05-20-2014, 02:06 PM
Wow!!! Where do you live? I believe declaw a cat is plain cruel. I wouldn't do it. Now, are you against vaccines?




Awe so cute. I miss my kitty. But where I live they have to be spayed and declawed and fully vaccinated. My kitty is spayed but I refuse to have one declawed. And if I won't vaccinate my kid why would I vaccinate a kitty.

Fairielover
05-21-2014, 02:49 PM
I think it is cruel as well. So for now I do not have a cat. And yes, I am against vaccines. My son was damaged (fortunately we were able to overcome most of it) by vaccines. I will not use them.