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Belated birth announcement

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by lizward, Aug 9, 2009.


  1. lizward

    lizward PetForums VIP

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    Born to Tresbeau Simply Trudie by Ch Emerisle Raffles Ofcairnie on Friday: five Asian kittens. Not quite sure what they are yet.

    Sorry to kitties but I can give no birth details at all for these, the little darling hid herself very well indeed. That is not difficult round here admittedly, but this really was impressive - I have only just located the kittens half an hour ago and then only by squeaks, and that was not through want of trying, Mum just appeared for food twice a day and then refused to go back as long as she thought I was watching, and I haven't heard any squeaks until today despite having been very close to the nest several times without realising it. It's her first litter (unless you count a single stillborn kitten last time) but obviously she didn't need any help!

    Getting them out was not easy and Mum will be very annoyed no doubt, but although they were safe where they were, I prefer to know where they are - had a cat once (years ago) move an entire litter into the large allotment over the back from us (by jumping through an upstairs window then coming back in through the one way only cat flap, one day when I was out, no kidding), I do not want a repeat performance of that! They are now safely enclosed where they were supposed to be all along. Now I just need to persuade Mum that she wants them there!

    Liz
     
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    Glad to hear that the kittens have arrived safely and they are where they need to be. They do like their privacy dont they or is it just to keep us on our toes??

    Congratulations
     
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    aww bless her :D well done mummy cat :) and you for eventualy finding them
     
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    aHH CONGRATULATIONS I BET THERE SO GORG AND GLAD ALL IS GOING WELL.
     
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    Congratulations on your new furbabies - well done Mum.
     
  6. kitties

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    oh wow! how amazing! Im keeping Amber locked in the living room her last week so they are only born there.

    Cant wait to see pics. So exciting! I felt our kittens for the first time last night in her tummy, so getting really excited for the big day. What day was she due? Did she go early , on time or over?
     
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    well done mummy! :D
     
  8. Milly22

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    yay! more kittens! well done mum.
     
  9. lizward

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    Kitties, don't panic, they do normally make it very obvious when the kittens are imminent, they start desperately searching for somewhere to have them. I thought I had shut Trudie in but the cage has two doors and like a fool I didn't realise I had left the other open. When I went back to check on her she had vanished. It was day 66.

    The kittens are tiny and only one looks at all well fed, Trudie appears to have very little milk. Cassie, with only three kittens, has a vast amount of milk, so time for a little evening out of litters later, I think!

    Liz
     
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    oh really will cassie take to one thats not her own?
     
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    congratulations, keep us posted as to how you get on,:D
     
  12. lizward

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    O gosh yes, no difficulty at all, mother cats will even mother other species!

    Liz
     
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    congratulations on the little my mums cat lost all but one kitten a few years back and just took a kitten from one of the rescue cats and she kept going to try and get the other ones. its sweet how other cats will usually happily take on other kittens and treat them as their own so fingers crossed for the introduction to cassie
     
  14. Milly22

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    Aww that's great news. So is that 3 from one girl and 5 from another girl ? 8 kittens :0

    Now go look for that camera lead will you ? ;)
     
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    Congratulations how lovely!!

    What a funny story!:D Can I ask where you found the kittens?
     
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    congrats on the new kitties Liz. I hope mum will be happy with them in your choice of nest :) hope it works out ok with sharing the babes with Cassie too
     
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    She's not showing a lot of interest in them - I just put her back after a break of three hours and the kittens didn't squeak which suggests she wasn't even washing them. She has little milk and her smallest kitten is only half the weight of Cassie's largest even though in terms of age post conception it is actually a day older. The two smallest kittens, which are now with Cassie, are lively enough and rooting for nipples but of course they are competing with larger kittens, but at least Cassie has plenty of milk.

    Liz
     
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    Oh glad they are getting some milk. Is there anything can be done to Escapeemums milk to come in ?
     
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    Not that I know of. She seems to be able to feed the three I have left with her OK, it's just a matter of getting the two tinies fed. They're still active and acting normally, it's just that they don't seem to be getting much. I did try hand feeding them this morning but they didn't want to know.

    Liz
     
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    Ohh... but is Cassie feeding these 2 tiniest?
     
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