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Pregnant Queen Help

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by Rose08, Aug 31, 2018.


  1. Rose08

    Rose08 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,

    I’ve been browsing this site a lot throughout my first queen’s first pregnancy and I am looking for some advice on when to expect labour to commence!

    She is currently 61 days. Her nipples became enlarged and “crusty” at the beginning of week 4. The “crust” doesn’t look like milk, I think maybe they are scabs as she has licked all the hair away from her nips. Should I be concerned about this?

    Her belly currently feels hard, as though if the kittens were to get any bigger she would explode! I can definitely feel the kittens moving around inside and even hear little noises inside her tummy.

    She is normally very friendly and affectionate however over the last couple of days she’s been following me around (even waiting outside the bathroom for me) and seems extra affectionate. However, today she seems very affectionate but also very irritable. She will come sit with me and roll over for me to stroke her belly and then she will suddenly start whipping her tail and kicking my hand away.

    I have not seen any milk from her nipples or any mucous from her privates.

    She is a very small cat and I’m really worried as honestly her belly seems like it can’t hold anymore!

    Any advice please?

    Thank you
     
  2. spotty cats

    spotty cats PetForums VIP

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    Is she a pedigree breeding cat?

    The dry/waxy nipples are normal.

    As she’s close to due I’d be keeping her in one room so she can settle into her kittening box. Somewhere you can also sleep in case she goes into labour during the night.

    Clinginess is also normal.
     
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  3. Umm Kulthum

    Umm Kulthum PetForums Newbie

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    Usually they have the kittens on the 65th day.
     
  4. havoc

    havoc PetForums VIP

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    Well that would be convenient - if it were fact.
     
  5. Umm Kulthum

    Umm Kulthum PetForums Newbie

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    I know right! My kitties usually have them on the 65th day tho. Once she had them on the 67th day. She was about to pop though!
     
  6. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    61 days from what? I've found various ways of counting. Up to 70 days from first mating is normal.

    But got to ask, if she is very small, why have you let her get pregnant?
     
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  7. spotty cats

    spotty cats PetForums VIP

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    Thread is almost a month old, we will probably never know
     
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