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Oodyouthinkyouare Fri 22-Nov-13 18:36:44

My Cat has just had kittens , she had the first at 6pm .
I'm just wondering how long I should give her after the first til the last ?
I have left her alone for now as she was eating the after birth <boak>

She was pregnant when I got her & yes I will be getting her neutered

Oodyouthinkyouare Fri 22-Nov-13 18:55:42

Anybody ???

FlankShaftMcWap Fri 22-Nov-13 19:02:54

Hi OP, it's difficult to say really! Could be several hours until she's finished completely, but I would expect to see not much more than an hour between kittens. Do you have any idea how many she's expecting?

Lonecatwithkitten Fri 22-Nov-13 19:04:24

The rules are she should not strain (push) for more than 2 hours, a mid-greenish discharge is normal, black, dark green or fresh blood are not normal.
So if she strains or more than two hours or has any of the abnormal discharges you should call the vet immediately. Do you have the out of hours number? And do you know where you would need to go?

Lonecatwithkitten Fri 22-Nov-13 19:06:44

Flank hadn't posted when I had. In case you haven't meet me before I'm a vet. The instructions I have given you are my professional advice based on more years of experience than I am prepared to reveal.
Up to two hours of straining can be normal. There can be longer gaps between kittens, it is the straining time that is important.

FlankShaftMcWap Fri 22-Nov-13 19:29:07

My apologies Lone, I was more thinking of the average expectation than the safe limit. Sorry OP, please don't worry if she's more than an hour, I just meant to get across that they don't pop out one after the other apart from my last litter where two came out tangled together

How is she getting on?

Oodyouthinkyouare Fri 22-Nov-13 19:29:20

Thanks for the replies smile

Lonecat Yes I have spoke/seen you about before , I have just had a much needed name change

Flank Thankyou

She seems to have stopped now and is feeding all three kittens & they are all screeching and moving .
I didn't know how many she was having though she was extremely big , the kittens are quite big as well

FlankShaftMcWap Fri 22-Nov-13 19:32:18

X post! Wow hasn't she done well! 3 in an hour and a half! Do you know if it's her first litter? I'd be surprised if it is. She sounds like she has it all in hand smile

Oodyouthinkyouare Fri 22-Nov-13 19:38:54

No its not her first litter but its definitely her last smile

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 22-Nov-13 20:08:21

Are you keeping them?

What colours are they?

Oodyouthinkyouare Fri 22-Nov-13 20:21:56

I'm keeping one as she is one as she is so timid hopefully she will come out of herself more iyswim .
2 are black and one is grey and white , mum is Maine coon cross

Oodyouthinkyouare Fri 22-Nov-13 20:31:37

Scrap that one is black with tabby tiger stripes , one black with white paws & the other is white and grey

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 22-Nov-13 21:03:11

Ooh black with white paw paws

Oodyouthinkyouare Fri 22-Nov-13 21:05:38

The Black & Tabby one is strange .

It has a black back and then tabby and black stripes , I've never seen one like this

lljkk Fri 22-Nov-13 21:07:16

Pictures! Squeee!! We demand piccies. [peeved smiley MNHQ won't give me]

cozietoesie Fri 22-Nov-13 21:15:58

Sounds a bit like the Mom before last in the Critter Room, Ood. She had two pure ginger legs and the rest was dark/mixed. The eggs sort of got mixed up, I think. (There's a specific name for it but I forget. Someone else may remember.)

cozietoesie Fri 22-Nov-13 21:28:10

Mosaic/chimeric cats. (I remembered.)

Oodyouthinkyouare Fri 22-Nov-13 21:38:42

I promise ill stick pics on at some point tonight

cozietoesie Fri 22-Nov-13 21:47:46

Good stuff.

Has she cleaned them up nicely?

Oodyouthinkyouare Fri 22-Nov-13 22:30:10

Yup they are all nice n clean smile

I have put them in a nice clean bed n she has eaten and wolfed down lots of milk & water

ancientbuchanan Fri 22-Nov-13 22:36:59

Ooh. I so want a kitten. But DH hates cats and not sure what the jrt would think.

cozietoesie Fri 22-Nov-13 23:03:59

Poor lass - she'll be hungry, thirsty and very very tired. And she's got a few rough weeks ahead of her still. Good on her, anyway.

chickydoo Fri 22-Nov-13 23:05:31

Well done to all wine how lovely

Oodyouthinkyouare Fri 22-Nov-13 23:23:51

She won't let me get any pictures right now so will try again in the morning smile

cozietoesie Fri 22-Nov-13 23:30:32

That's best. She'll want to put her best face forward.


I'm assuming she looks as if she's finished?

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