How many weeks

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  1. Jessica2017

    Jessica2017 PetForums Member

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    So my cat is going to have kittens I can feel her kitten move and kick...
     
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    What did the vet think when she had a check up?
     
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    Is she free roaming, or did she escape? If you can work out when she would have been available to a male cat you might be able to roughly work it out.
    I'm no expert but would think she is quite far gone if you can see them move, how is the Mum?
     
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    Kittens can be felt moving from around 7 weeks. Pregnancy is 9 weeks
     
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    Kittens can usually be seen moving from around 7 weeks.
     
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    I'm not sure when cause we have a male cat too..
     
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    Snap.
     
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    We go to the vet next week'
    Thanks.. ppl are telling me to take her temperature under her arms but Idk if u have to add one or more
     
  9. Jessica2017

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    So she can be 7 weeks or more
     
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    Yes. An estimate of 16 days after you first see the kittens moving will give you a rough idea when to expect them. Your girl will probably let you know when she is about to give birth. Make sure you have a box in a secluded place to give her privacy. Put some old bits of flannelette sheet in the box and try to remove the top layer after each kitten is born.
     
  11. Jessica2017

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    We seen the kitten move last week and how do I remove the top layer if her and the kitten is on it.. this is my frist time and idk what to do.. all she wants to do is hide under my bed..
     
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    This is her
     

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    Gently by degrees! The idea of the box in a private place is to encourage her to have the babies where you can see what is going on. If you cover te top with a blanket she will probably decide it is better than under your bed.

    You should see the kittens change position not long before she goes into labour. Instead of sticking out each side they will 'drop' as they move towards the birth canal. Since you do not know what to do, let's hope she manages by herself. You can ask questions on this forum if you are worried about anything.
     
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    OK thank u... how big should her birthing Place Be.... and all my friends are trying to tell me it take her temperature but idk if u have to add one underneath the armpit or what
     
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    Why would you take her temperature? In 20 years of breeding it never once occurred to me.
     
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    That's what I asked her she said if you take her temperature or let you know if she's going to go into labor or not.. if it's under 100 she will
     
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    I used two wooden kitten boxes. The one I used most often was 2'x2' (60 cm square.) That gave room for a big litter since my girls frequently had 6 kittens and on occasions 7 or 8.

    Labour is not the work of a moment. There are two stages. The first usually involves the mother becoming a bit restless and perhaps going in and out of her box and messing about with the bedding. The second stage is when contractions start so you usually have some warning that kittens are on the way.
     
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    I wouldn't bother. Individual cats' body temperatures vary anyway.

    I've no idea how experienced in breeding cats your friend is, but personally I'd follow the advice of the breeders on here. They know what they're doing.
     
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    OK thank u I made up a bed for her last week and she will go it but she like Under my bed
     
  20. Jessica2017

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    Yea that's what I'm going to do.. she breeding so I know that will be right not my friend