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Rectal reading

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by mypets, Jul 5, 2009.


  1. mypets

    mypets PetForums Senior

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    ok, need someone to explain what i need?, where to get it? and what to do?

    to take selectas temp, to keep an eye on her..for when shes due...

    thanksssssss guyssssssssss
     
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  2. Jen26

    Jen26 PetForums VIP

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    Do you mean taking a cats temperature?
     
  3. mypets

    mypets PetForums Senior

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    yeh sorry...thats what i mean...not really had to do this before..but selecta i reakon is nearly due...and where i rescued her, i dont know the date, so wanted to do this to keep an eye on her..
     
  4. spid

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    I never bothered with this - it all seemed a bit undignified and not incredibly accurate. Once her tummy drops it should be no more than 2 days which is about as much as a rectal temp will tell you. But my opinion only - but this means I hve no idea what is needed nor where to get it from - Sorry:rolleyes:
     
  5. mypets

    mypets PetForums Senior

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    ok thankyou..so annoying when you dont know the exact date...suppose it will happen when it happens..
     
  6. spid

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    Even when you do it isn't an exact science - my Minnii was 4 days early and took us completely by surprise and they can also go as late as 5 days over!
     
  7. Jen26

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    They will come when they are ready, you just have to be patient:) sounds as though you wont have to wait too much longer:)
     
  8. mypets

    mypets PetForums Senior

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    yeh i know that they will come when they are ready...im experienced in this...but just seen other threads talking about them...so was gonna give it a try, but think im gonna leave her...she prob wont like being proded about in this weather...

    yeh wont be long now...i hope...too hot for her to be well pregnant, bless her..
     
  9. Dozymoo

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    I'd be a bit worried about checking my girls temp, in case I hurt her or accidentally induce labour! :eek: But all the books and articles I have read suggest that it is necessary to take you queens temp. Do most of you seasoned breeders not bother with this then? It would be nice know that i don't have to put my girls bottom through it! ;) xx
     
  10. Saikou

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    I've never taken a queens temperature. I think they have enough to contend with being heavily pregnant, than suffer me taking their temperature. You can get those thermometers you put in their ears rather than their bums, but they are about £50. I think you get a feel for when a queen is going to deliver. Even if you know exactly when they are mated its still a waiting game, they give birth when they feel like it.

    Bearing how much they wriggle when the vet takes their temperature, I wouldn't like to try it on mine single handed. Why stress them out if you don't really need to.
     
  11. Elmstar

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    I don't see the need. As Saikou said, you tend to get a feeling for when they're about to go into labour.
     
  12. celicababe1986

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    Glad everyones opinion is not to take it....I was beginning to worry. (I really did not want to try it) lol:D:D
     
  13. Dozymoo

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    Ditto! One less thing to worry about. Thanks! :D
     
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