I went into see the
kitty's last night and whipped off the quilt that covers the basket,
I surprised one of the babies so much it spat at me!! It was so
cute and so funny!!
All kittys have gained
a good amount of weight in the last day or so and are starting to
wobble about on their legs, it is so fascinating to watch.
I am going to have to
start thinking about moving the kitties in their bed onto the floor,
I wouldnt want them to climb out of the basket and then fall off
I am wondering if I
have yet another colour in the litter, there seems to be 3 very
dark ones, one very light one and an inbetweeny!! We will see!
I am a little bit worried
about Greeny again, the scales I am using are kitchen scales so
not very accurate for weighing kittens, but I think he/she has lost
a tiny bit of weight since yesterday, he still has a bit of a sticky
eye, so I will be going in and latching him on at every opportunity
aswell as bathing his eye on a regular basis.
Very funny night again,
Star decided it was 'moving day' again, and kept trying to put the
kittens with me under the duvet, as often as I put cleary back,
she would 'hoik' her out again and again... in the end I gave her
some tuna to help her forget what she was trying to do, but then
cleary decided to try and climb out, her little head kept appearing
through the small hole in the nest!! It was very funny, I didn't
sleep very well for fear of Star deciding to move them all into
my bed in the middle of the night and then rolling on one... I suppose
I should move them, but I don't want to!!
Well what a nightmare
we had last night!!! Having spoken to some fellow breeders, it was
decided it was time Star and her babies moved off the bed... So
I moved her and the babies into my ensuite, giving her a choice
of 2 beds.... I put the purpose made door enclosure up which goes
halfway up the door, only to leave the room and return 2 minutes
later to a kitten in the bottom of my built in wardrobes!! No amount
of persuasion was going to convince her the ensuite was a better
choice... So Mum and babies are now living in the wardrobes....
last night was the most settled I think she has had and instead
of mainly sleeping with me, she slept all night with her babies...
So thanks Lesley and Kat for all of your advice!!! Apologies for
the pic being so dark, its hard to get some decent natural light
Greeny seems to have
perked up again... The eye seems to have cleared up as well, I am
going to continue bathing it for a couple of days, just to make
Everyone is weighing
in at a good rate, kitten enquiries are coming in thick and fast,
I have had over 7 already this week!!
Day 19-Day 21
We've had shannanigans
again over the last day, the kittens have decided dive bombing head
first would be a good way to get out of the moses basket, I think
I have had to resort
to putting the kitties and Star in a pen so that they can't hurt
themselves, but not one of them is happy about it. Within 20 seconds
of moving the kitties into the box Neil had carefully put together,
they were down the drawbridge (as Warren calls it!) wandering about,
squealing away, Star was NOT happy and still isn't almost an hour
later! I am concerned it wasn't the right thing to do, but will
give it a few more hours!
The kittens are coming
on in leaps and bounds, 2 of them were actually play fighting with
The move has now gone
really well, and all are happy with the new premesis.. weight seems
to have dropped off quite a lot, but I am wondering if thats because
of the move being a little unsettling.