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Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by waynethegame, Feb 14, 2008.


  1. waynethegame

    waynethegame PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a year and half old pregnant cat (cleo), who is expecting anytime. This morning at 4am she was meowing constantly, restless and looking around, she hasnt eaten or had anything to drink, ive showed her it but she just walks away. We also have two small 6 month old kitten girls sadie and sasha and she was getting hold of their necks and pulling them into her nesting area, i then took sadie away as she was crying and cleo went mad jumping up at me to try and get to sadie, anyway i put the two girls into another room and left cleo by herself and she was constantly by my bedroom door meowing and scratching at the door, this was going on for about 3 hours, so i let the girls out and cleo settled down into her nesting area. I havent seen any discharge from her yet and feels alittle hot and shes making the sound like shes in heat, ive phoned my vet and they have told me just to keep a close eye on her. Is this a sign of her going into early labour, she wasnt like this at all yesterday, she was sitting on the window ledge.
     
  2. Eolabeo

    Eolabeo Guest

    I'm no cat expert but going by what you have said..Going of her food and meowing at your bedroom door does sound to me she is getting ready to have these babys :)
    Looks like she wanted your bedroom to have them in lol.

    Is her set up nesting place near where the girls are continuously playing? Maybe she felt abit uncomphy when they was around and maybe thats why she was at your bedroom door for ages trying to get away knowing she is going to give birth soon? U said she settled down after you put the girls out so maybe she felt uncomphy having her little ones where the girls are?

    Maybe someone in the know will tell you different, someone with more knowledge of cats but il'd say she is ready to be a mum :D

    ps..Theres alot of maybes there hehe.



    When the babys arrive please be sure to show us pics of them :D.
     
  3. may

    may PetForums VIP

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    When a Queen is due to give birth this is normal behaviour, She will want to mother the other kitten :) it sounds like she will have her babies tonight:)
    Good luck with everything :D
     
  4. carol

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    sounds like it
    cats like it quiet and dark
    well ours have in the pass, 1 lot was born in the airing cuboard
     
  5. waynethegame

    waynethegame PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the advice, just to let you know she gave birth to kitten number 1 at 5.03 pm a tabby and kitten number 2 at 5.27pm was a black kitten, both are doing well and mummy done a great job delivering and cleaning them up. We can still see movement in her tummy so we are waiting on the next kitten.

    I will keep you all informed.

    :)
     
  6. waynethegame

    waynethegame PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,

    Sorry to double post, but i was just wondering what is the longest any of you have heard of gaps between kittens being born. At the moment our last kitten was born 2 hours 45 minutes ago and we can still feel and see movement in her tummy.

    Thanks
     
  7. Eolabeo

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    Hi, Has she had them all yet? How many did she have? Hope mums doing ok :)
     
  8. waynethegame

    waynethegame PetForums Newbie

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    hi,

    Yes she had the other two kittens around 10pm last night, a total of 4, 1 tabby boy like his mum, 2 black boy and girl and a black/chocolate boy.

    Mum and babies are doing really well.

    As soon as i can i will post pictures
     
  9. Esined

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    congratulations:D look forward to pictures
     
  10. Eolabeo

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    :D Glad to hear alls well, Bet your so chuffed, Lovely colors aswell :)
    I love tabbys :D
     
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    nice to hear all went well.
    liz
     
  12. Siamese Kelly

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    Well done and congratulations on your kitts:D Glad to hear all went well:)
     
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    congratulations on the safe arrival of the kittens :)
     
  14. Desertstorm

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    I had that happen once with two tonkinese sisters. One had 12 day old babies and I put her sister in with her to give birth to hers. She at once did what yours did, bonded with her sisters babies. I removed her and she howled for them, allowing her own to come out still in the sack and unattended. I spent the morning ripping sack and drying kittens whose mama would not tend them at all. I even had to remove the after births and untangle the umbilical cords. She would do nothing! I had her and kits in a pet carrier with a hot water bottle and fought to hold her down to allow them to nurse. At 2 a.m. I said to heck with this and took the whole works into Elsa and her 12 day old babies. I gave one fat 12 day old kit to Josie (new mom) and she started licking and nuzzling it while she at last allowed her own babies to nurse. Meanwhile, Elsa came over and started bathing new babies. It was like you could hear her saying "my goodness, why look at the lot of you...you haven't even had a bath!!" Soooo I ended up with two litters of kittens in the same nest with moms sharing. All did well....and then last summer it happened again with my himalayians. Only this time, the new mom loved her 7 babies but was overwhelmed by it all and kept moving them ....end result one had two bite marks and died. I could not get her to stop lugging , so I again put all the babies in with this moms mother, who luckily had 3 two week old babies. Poor Mischa (mom with 6 new babies right now) had 10 babies on her all night. The next day, I put the by this time frantic mom in with her and everyone was happy from then on. They shared babies and raised them all toghether. I attached a pic of the happy familes. I am glad everything worked out for you....post some pics!
     

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  15. Congratulations! Lovely picture!
     
  16. clare7577

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    Hi i breed ragdoll cats and all my girls like to have their companions with them when they are giving birth.Chloe wouldnt even lay still to give birth until her mum was at her side,they all help each other out with feeding and grooming.I once had 2 litters upstairs,5 in one and 7 in the other i went downstairs and returned a hour later to find that lily had taken twinkles babies and carried them all to her nest where they were all together! I think if they are happy leave them to it.
     
  17. Desertstorm

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    Clare....I am going to have this problem again I fear...one 6 week old litter upstairs now, another due in 3 weeks, and yet another around April 16th. Do you ever use a mesh playpen to separate younger litters from older ones?....or would that just make it more difficult for the moms to move them in case they were so inclined? I will probably end up bringing the older litter downstairs....I have advertised and people of course, want them asap. I would like to keep them till they are at least 10 weeks old. How long do you keep yours? This is a pic I just took of the new litter.
     

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  18. clare7577

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    Hi i find indoor rabbit cages brill,they are like a giant hamster cage,big plastic tray on base and cage top with a lift up lid.In the early stages when kittens are very young i shut mum in,letting her out whenever she wants as kittens get older and mum is more settled(less likely to carry them out and hide them in a sock drawer!)i leave the top open all the time and mum comes and goes as she pleases,i find the other cats tend to leave her alone,occasionally jumping in to sniff then jumping back out.Also when they are mobile they cant get out and get squashed in rough play with older litters.Your house sounds like mine i have 2 ragdoll litters,one due any day and a litter of 8 smelly cocker spaniel x pups.good luck clare
     
  19. clare7577

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    I am quite happy to let mine go a bit earlier than the norm for raggies as long as they are a good size,strong and feeding well,
     
  20. Desertstorm

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    Hi Clare...I have one of those rabbit cages....I did not realize it would be big enough..... I must measure mine and see . It sure would stop the tramping though. I will measure it later and see if it measures up to yours. Thanks! Sue
     
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