“Stray” pregnant kitty!!

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  1. spotty cats

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    She’s either not done, unsure of what’s happening or not cut out to be a mum.

    Is the room dark & quiet?
     
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  2. PhoebesMom

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    Room is dim and quiet. No other pets have been around her since starting labor either. She keeps wanting to move them to another room but then leaves them there alone and goes back to the room she was in. She doesn’t come when they cry either.
     
  3. PhoebesMom

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    And no signs at all of continued labor. She’s relaxed and affectionate, just doesn’t want to be with the babies
     
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    Have all the kittens had some milk? Make sure they are kept nice and warm if Mum wanders off.
     
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  5. PhoebesMom

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    I latched the kennel for a bit so she knew to stay with them and when I opened the door she came out for just a minute and went back in. I think she’s getting the hang of it! :)
     
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  6. PhoebesMom

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    I was so nervous that she wouldn’t want to take care of them! But they have been eating quite a bit.
     
  7. spotty cats

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    Sounds like it’s clicked with her now
     
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    Just a bit confused, poor girl. I hope she settles happily with them now.
    Check their weights daily to keep an eye on their progress. They should gain approximately 10g a day as a rough guide.
     
  9. PhoebesMom

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    I have to buy a kitchen scale tomorrow for them to check their weights. There’s one baby that seems to separate itself from the others, why would that be? It’s not any smaller than the rest. And it’s actually the one I picked to keep. I would be so sad if something happens to one of them :(
     
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    Kittens tend to cluster together unless they are too hot so one that separates itself may have something wrong and sometimes a mother will put defective kittens out of the nest. Is it feeding? One of the things you have to accept about any animal that has multiple young is that losses are likely although not inevitable.
     
  11. PhoebesMom

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    They’re all eating and doing well today. No losses and the one who kept moving away is huddled up with the rest!
     
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    Very good! What an excitement. You must be completely exhausted now.
     
  13. KittenEevee

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    Well done human mum and mum, well looking babies, welcome to the world lovely ones. :)
     
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  14. PhoebesMom

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    All 5 doing so well! We will keep one and the rest already have their homes found with amazing people I know personally who will take great care of them and get them fixed :) mama kitty just needed a tiny bit of time to adjust, but she’s an amazing mama. This might’ve been her first litter. And definitely her last!
     

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