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Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by rigsby1967, Apr 12, 2011.
Shes just had her 1st one, 2 mins ago, all black by the look, i shaking with nerves
Am no help but hope all goes well
I'm no good either but good luck from me too
I'm sure people are around, worst case scenario my cat had kittens on March 17th so I've been through it recently Make sure babies are warm, that she bites the cord and count the placentas, good luck
Okay, don't panic
Did she deliver a placenta? Is she showing interest in the kitten, cleaning it etc?
I'm guessing she didn't have any problem delivering the kitten - correct me if I'm wrong.
She may not want the kittens to suckle until she has had them all. If that's the case make sure they are warm.
Encourage her to eat the placentas if she will - they are full of nutrients.
baby is screaming, talk about good lungs, i am shaking, i think babe is looking for food
Is mom accepting baby to suckle?
she pushing again
Do you have anti-bac hand wash? If not make sure your hands are washed, guide the kitten towards nipples. Mum may help do this.
Try not to worry You'll do fine
she cut the cord and cleaned baby, she kinda nudged baby to the teat but then went into pushing again
Yes i have anti bac wash and gel, will she feed baby if she's pushing?
oh exiting how many has she got now. what colour is the next 1
That's really good - sounds like mum knows what she's doing :thumbsup: Keep a count of the placentas - one for each kitten. Don't worry if she doesn't feed the kittens to start with but yes they can still feed while she is pushing
Ok, no need to be nervous, alot of cats manage this with no trouble at all Just mind to count the placentas and you should only need to interfere if she isn't biting the cord and cleaning the kittens which she might forget if she's going to have the lot quickly. Also you *may* be in for a long night because there was 15 minutes between Gratch's first two, then 2 1/2 hours between 2 and 3 and 3 1/2 hours between 3 and 4 Really hope everything goes smoothly and look forward to kitten pics in the next few weeks
Baby is suckling and mum is pushing.
main thing is to keep calm Don't worry about longish delays between kittens but make sure your vet's phone number is handy just in case.
Looks like youre in for a bit of a late night Rigsby. Must be something about midnight babies, Vogue had hers at midnight and I was sat with her right through till gone 3am and I was sure mum and babies where fine.
Hope you got a comfy cushion for your bum and plenty of coffee for the old tired eyes
Well I was just off to bed but think i'll have to have another cuppa now!
Good luck and stay calm, I find talking to her in a quiet calm voice helps
ha ha me too!
im here to the end unless it goes past 1 in which case im off to bed lol well done tia