what stage can you feel kittens moving inside pregnant mum?

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  1. tiddles2k11

    tiddles2k11 PetForums Newbie

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    im fed up of reading loads of different answers to this question all over the net :mad:

    does anyone know at what stage you can feel the kittens moving? so far ive read between 17-20days 25-30days 45+ and im usnsure which one is right?

    yes i know there are many kittens out there without a home an my cat will be spayed as soon as its safe to do so after the birth of her kittens!!

    any help would be appreciated!! thank you :)
     
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    Gratch PetForums VIP

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    There are different answers because it depends on several different factors, such as how many kittens your cat is carrying. You may not feel them move at all because she's only carrying one, or because she's carrying six and they're packed in too tight. You might even easily feel them moving in those numbers. The shape of your cat, whether she is small, average or large could also affect it. Generally you're looking between 7 and 9 weeks anyway if you're going to feel them at all. I didn't feel the kittens in my cat (small, carrying four) until about the end of week 7.
     
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    Dannielle100 PetForums Member

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    People say 7 weeks gestation, but I only felt my girls 3 days before she had them! They are now 11 days old. Do you know roughly how far she is?
     
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    There are probably lots of different answers because it's different with every cat and every litter. There is no definitive answer. In general you are unlikely to feel movement until about 2 weeks before the due date. I have had one litter of eight where I felt very little movement and a singleton where I could have sworn I felt movement on both sides. It's exciting to feel it, especially for the first time but it won't tell you very much.
     
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    for You to feel them kicking and moving its over 7 weeks, however for a vet to feel if she is in kitten they can feel them at 3weeks +

    however sometimes you never feel them move as they are packed in so tight, or you may feel them move a few days before she gives birth, just depends!
     
  6. tiddles2k11

    tiddles2k11 PetForums Newbie

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    thanks for all your replies!!!!

    im not sure when she is due but i no shes more towards the end rather than the begining.she has quite prominent and really pink nipples that she has now removed all the hair from! up untill today she had a really big appetite but today she has just had the odd nibble at both her wet and dry food.she hasnt done much sleeping today which she normally does but she has been constantly cleaning herself all over!!

    when she was in her nesting box earlier i was sat beside her and i cud see the movements in her belly but i noticed this early last week too?

    im very excited to meet our new additions :)
     
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    Lushgirl84 PetForums Member

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    Sounds like the kittens could well be getting into place for the birth, Good luck!
     
  8. tiddles2k11

    tiddles2k11 PetForums Newbie

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    thank you!!!!ill keep u all informed :)
     
  9. DiamondKitty

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    I could see and feel the babies just after 5 weeks ... although I did watch her constantly like a hawk! :D lol and it was like they were doing a mexican wave in her tummy in the last week or so!! lol

    Good luck with everything ... its all very exciting!! :D xx
     
  10. Aurelia

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    It depends how long you spend trying to feel them. With my girl I could feel them move at about 5 weeks. However I will say she would spend hours on me and I would have my hand rested on her tummy for just as long. The movements were also so very slight and like little flicks that if I didn't know she was pregnant I would have dismissed them as tummy rumbles :lol: However they did feel different to that. The only way I could really describe the movement was like jumping beans.
     
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    bubbleuk PetForums Newbie

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    hi when my cat was pregnant i first felt her kittens moving at 5 weeks, but this usually happens between 5 and 7 weeks , depends on the cat.
     
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    My girl is 6 weeks today and no movement yet :( She's quite a big girl though so there's tonnes of room for them at the moment I suppose!
     
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