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Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by steph2010, May 29, 2010.


  1. steph2010

    steph2010 PetForums Junior

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    Well i had my little gypsy at the vet nearly 2 weeks ago (18th May) and he told me that she was about 6 weeks so that would put her at 8 weeks this tuesday, the thing is she is starting to act a bit weird..i brought her nesting box downstairs last night as she was following me around everywhere (she hasnt been in it since i got it for her) she was in it for about 6 hours, she got out it and had a nibble to eat then went straight back to it...she would sleep for about an hour then get it and go round in circles trying to get comfy then she would fall asleep again and this went on for a couple of hours, while she was laying in it i noticed that she was purring really hard and loud then she would quieting down and also breathing pretty eratic then it would go back to normal then it would happen again (for a couple of hours aswell)

    there was a wet patch on the kitchen tiles last night but her back end wasnt wet, i tried to have a look at her "lady bits" and there was what looked like a bit of dried blood on the fur right next to her "bits" she was cleaning her bits pretty rapid aswell so if there was any other bits of discharge i wouldnt have noticed..i did notice that her nipples are showing alot more now if she lies on her side and she doesnt seem too bothered about not going out in the back garden.. I am not to sure about one thing last night when she was walking around her tail was straight up but the top of it kept flickering (kind of like a snake) Also when i woke up her litter tray was full of what i think was loads of urine but im not too sure:confused:

    are these signs that she could be quite close to giving birth?? sorry for the long post, hope someones cat has acted like this then gave birth soon afterwards
    Thanks Steph
     
  2. Aurelia

    Aurelia PetForums VIP

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    The sudden interest in her nest box + purring shows she is happy with it, and will likely use it when it's time.

    The wet patch could either be a milk leak, or a bit of discharge that came out with what could possibly be the mucus plug.

    Good signs that you could have kitties sometime today or early tomorrow!

    I have to ask though, since you have been to sleep, are you 100% sure she hasn't hidden somewhere and given birth in the night? Though you would notice her tummy looking less pregnant, and would hopefully hear any kittens.


    Good luck! xx
    Oh and the tail twitch is pretty normal for any cat, not just pregnant ones ;)
     
  3. steph2010

    steph2010 PetForums Junior

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    she is still rounded and pregnant, she just came downstairs had a bit to eat and now she is having small meows to go outside with my other cat (he spends all his time outside and only comes in for something to eat) i have got her on house arrest and she doesnt like it today, i havent seen any milk coming from her and the wet patch was about 4cms long and about 2cms wide..her belly seems to be hinging down more but the vet did say 3 kittens but proberly 4 or 5..when i pet her i can feel the outline of the kittens pressing right against her and they are pretty close to her "lady bits" i noticed when she was laying on her back letting me pet her..

    steph
     
  4. Milly22

    Milly22 PetForums VIP

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    Yes, she sounds like she is about to drop. I would keep her close to her nest.

    Funnily enough Poppies tail twitched lots too towards the end, although I was watching her like a hawk, if she blinked more than 3 times in 5 seconds times I would have taken this as a "sign". :rolleyes:

    Best of luck! :)
     
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    colliemerles PetForums VIP

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    aww sounds like she isnt far off having them, good luck and keep us posted,:thumbup:
     
  6. Aurelia

    Aurelia PetForums VIP

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    :lol: Oh my can I empathise with that!
     
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