- Apr 23, 2020
I had a semi-ferrile cat show up a couple of months ago. She eventually warmed and let me pet her. I started feeding her. I also noticed her belly was a little big. After about a week I knew she was pregnant. Mama cat isn't much more of a kitten herself. I am thinking this is her first litter. About a week ago, I moved her to the workshop. She was HUGE. Two days ago she gave birth.... to 9 kittens! The last one was stillborn... thinking she went to long from 1-9. The weights ranged from 2.7oz to 3.7oz. The two smallest ones (2.7) have to really scrap to find a teat. I have been supplementing them from the first day with KVM. All of them had really good results except the two smallest ones. They all gained about .5 oz except the smallest two but they did gain (.2 oz) One of them has an extremely difficult time latching but I have noticed her latching twice. I didn't supplement them but about 5 times the first day. Should I do more? I haven't ever done this before. She has got to be hands down the gentlest sweetest mama. She is very attentive and definitely attentive. The first day she was scared she was going to hurt them. Also, mama cat has a little loose stool but she did eat ALL placenta's. She will also not let me move them to change her bedding. She did during birth (I wanted to keep them dry and clean) but not since she has stopped giving birth. She picks them back up and puts them back in the tote. She does let me feed them but I can tell she is a little leary, especially when they start meowing. I pet her and reassure her they are fine. Yesterday while I was weighing she was out of the container and tried to get her kitten from me. LOL I put him back immediately. I think yesterday she was searching for a place to move them. There really isn't anywhere out of the way (Thank God). I feel like a new mama myself! Do they like bigger containers? Like maybe a kiddie pool? Is there anything else I should be doing? BTW, she will be fixed just as soon as she can be and all of the kittens will be as well before rehoming. She hasn't been dewormed or any shots at this point. Is it safe?