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Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by tashasaysmeoww, Jun 14, 2017.
Is she actively looking for a nest? Does you have one in place for her where you can monitor what's going on when she goes into labour?
Belly drops a few days before birthing and you may see signs of mucus discharge - plug - though some cats are quick to clean this away
You need to keep a careful eye on her over the next few days. I sleep with my queens when they are close to giving birth in case I am needed during the night.
I don't do temperature but it does drop the day before birthing. Have your vet's phone number to hand in case of emergencies and try to keep calm
I wouldn't take her temperature, keeping a close eye on her for other signs is enough. You will know when labour starts.
If it is any reassurance, most cats give birth without any problems or issues by themselves!
She may go off her food just prior to labour and just watch for any signs that she seems unwell in any way.
Many of people hear are willing to talk people through the delivery if necessary so, please do keep us updated.
Some of the previous threads would be good to have a look at too as there is some very good advice and step by step guides on the delivery.
The kittens get super active about 24 hours beforehand as they move into position, if you can watch you'll see them bubbling away like a simmering pot of water.
Even planned matings they can go 63-70 days so it's just watch and wait.
I'm the same! lol...
Many queens won't go voluntarily to a nest box and this could be more so as she is new to you and your house.
Just to clarify, I have no real experience of pregnant queens like @spotty cats...
I joined this forum, like you, for advice, when I adopted a pregnant queen from my local vets. She was an abandoned young cat. Unfortunately, her time on the streets had killed her kittens and she required a C-section and neuter two weeks after we got her when she tried to abort the kittens.
However, the fabulous posters on here talked me through things and gave lots of excellent advice....
Thankfully, after being quite ill and getting mastitis after all of that, she is now well and happy in her new home!
Also, thankfully, my vets have been kind to me regarding the bills for all her treatments and visits!!!
I've not had a girl not go in her nest when it's time and would move her once in labour over having them on the floor, but that may depend on the cat.
My Fanta tried to 'go to nest' when she was trying to abort.... on top of the wardrobe in our bedroom! I tried moving her to a more suitable nesting box (thinking at that time that she was in labour) but she kept trying to choose the most difficult and most suitable places ever!
I'm certain one of the breeders on here said that one of their queens didn't like to use her nesting box...but I may be wrong.