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Newborn Kittens!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by TubbyChicken, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. TubbyChicken

    TubbyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm fostering a pregnant cat for the local animal shelter (she was scheduled to be euthanized the day after I was called to foster her. Thankfully we had the space and ability so we brought her here about a week ago.

    My son and I were just letting the ducklings have a swim when we heard some kittens in the other room! She's had 3 babies so far! I'm expecting more. They're all squirming and looking for milk and making the most precious noises. Mama cat is so sweet, purring and kneading while I pet her and being a very diligent mama.

    She gave birth on a precarious shelf so I moved her and the babies to a safer box....when Dh gets home from work he'll set up a big wire crate to house them in for now.

    I'll post pics when I can take some without stressing her! How exciting! My 2 yr old was able to watch one of the kittens being born. He's still talking about "eating da placenta" LOL
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    That is wonderful. I fostered for my local cat rescue several times. The first foster wasnt very happy. The mother cat gave birth to 5 kittens. 2 were still born, 1 died the first night, and 1 died at a week old. The last kitten is doing great. The adoptive parents sent me some pictures.

    Last fall I also fostered another litter. A mom and 5 kittens who were due to be put to sleep the day after we got them. luckly the rescue decided to take them, and I fostered them. The mother was very sick, she stopped making milk and I had to bottle feed the kittens. In the end, I kept one of the kittens that almost died from pneumonia.
     
  3. TubbyChicken

    TubbyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's had 4 now...I think she *may* be done. All are healthy and thriving so far. [​IMG]
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Thats wonderful. Just make sure that she doesnt eat all the placentas, and make sure that all of the placentas are accounted for.

    With my first foster, I let her eat as many of the placentas as she wanted, big mistake.

    I had her on the carpet nursing the kittens, and she had a nasty spell of diarrhea. Luckly, I had a towel under her butt. It was something nasty, lol.

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