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3 new babies.Mum a bit mucky,help sought..

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by catgroom, Jun 3, 2010.


  1. catgroom

    catgroom PetForums Junior

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    Hello everyone.

    Well,I havent posted here a great deal in all honesty.
    However,I do have a rescue lab and two cats.

    My year old lady,Sacha,whom I rescued while pregnant,about a month ago,gave birth to three healthy looking balls of fun this morning.
    I will upload photos once I get some fresh batteries for my digicam.

    I was needing to know whether I could assist Mum in cleaning herself up a bit,not by washing off her scent,but by grooming out some of the mess???

    I probably should leave her well alone.

    Also,she comes and calls me every once in a while,although nothing is wrong with her.It is her first litter so perhaps she just needs my reassurance???

    Would appreciate your advice and thanks in advance...

    Steve:thumbup::)
     
  2. Aurelia

    Aurelia PetForums VIP

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    I'd just leave her to groom herself hon. She'll be fine with that. It make take her a few days though. She will probably also be a bit tender there still.

    As for her calling you, yes she would probably appreciate some company. Can you stay with her for the first week at least? Where is her nest located? It's best to be on hand incase there are problems anyway.

    Pics? :D
     
  3. lizward

    lizward PetForums VIP

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    Leave well alone, she will clean herself up.

    Liz
     
  4. catgroom

    catgroom PetForums Junior

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    Ah ok will do then.
    Thankyou for the swift responses too!

    LOL @ Pics demand:p:D

    Her nest is upstairs under my bed.

    Would it be safe to move it down here into the living room?

    She seems ok to have my lab and Storm,my Persian,close to her kittens.
    My lab,Hobley,was even just washing her.It was muchly cute!
     
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  5. Honeybunch

    Honeybunch PetForums Member

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    Congrats on yr 3 new babies :thumbup:
     
  6. Aurelia

    Aurelia PetForums VIP

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    Um, personally I would keep all other pets away from her and leave her where she is for now, unless it's dangerous.

    The first few weeks are such a delicate time, I wouldn't take any risks. If she gets stressed she could well abandon them :( Even just a dog barking in close proximity might do it!

    Can you get comfy in your bedroom so you can spend most of your time with her for a while?
     
  7. catgroom

    catgroom PetForums Junior

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    I have just made her comfy down here with me,as she was meowing all the time and that wasnt practical.I need to be down here.Im doing the best I can though,and took this lovely lady on as a favour for my landlord.Its usually the case that I have to ask him for permission to keep pets here!:D

    Shes happily feeding them as we speak.Hobley my lab is used to seeing litters of dogs so has had a good look and is more concerned than threatening.
    Sacha is quite happy for him to have a sniff and sit with her.I feel very lucky with this situation I must say!

    I think though,tonight and for the next few nights,I may take her back up with me or sleep on the sofa....
    Shall I put a poll vote up on it???

    :thumbup:
     
  8. catgroom

    catgroom PetForums Junior

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    Ooh,managed to get piccies too!

    Alas,one little wriggler wasnt keeping still just yet.

    I named the three of them after three of my dearly departed pets.

    This lady is Cassie,after my yellow Lab.

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    and this chapster....is Bluey,after my Blue Cream Persian..

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    :)
     
  9. Momo12

    Momo12 PetForums Member

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    :thumbup:Oh so adorable & cute congrats on your new litter:thumbup:



    Mo xx
     
  10. catgroom

    catgroom PetForums Junior

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    Shes getting plenty of reassurance here,and still doing well.

    Im starting to see how exhausted she is now,after all that feeding.

    Just to say thanks everyone for your support,even though I did move her before waiting for a reply earlier.

    S:thumbup::)teve
     
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  11. Starlite

    Starlite PetForums VIP

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    ive had mine in the living room with me since they were one day old - they even have a security guard at the cage gate :lol:
     

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    good morning starlite , did mummy cat cope with moving the kittens ok after one day? im just waiting the arrival of my first litter and ive got my birthing box all ready, i also have got a big dog cage like yours .. i too thought of putting them all in there after the birth so just wondered how your move went , cheers julie x
     
  13. lauren001

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    It is never a good idea to move Mum and kittens after they are born and settled unless they are in a very dangerous situation.

    Mum can abandon them completely and then where will you be?
    Hand rearing is not easy.
     
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    Starlite PetForums VIP

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    I had no problem at all tbh, but i did keep the bedding the kittens were born on in the crate and put them all back on top of it, not sure if that helped or not.

    I moved them so quickly as Squeak was very clingy and if i left the room she would follow and ignore the kits, plus i didnt want to leave a 6mth old naughty puppy unsupervised for long periods of time

    They are now bold as brass, they are making their way out of the crate and when Shorty stands next to them and sniffs them they just give her a look as though "yeah what?" :lol:
    They are used to al the noise and the dog so its a plus :thumbup:
     
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