Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
First time queens can often be unpredictable in their bahavior, with all the changes going on in their body, with kitties kicking, and hormones in flux. They really don't know what's going on. Be with her when she has her babies as an observer as most cats have their kitties without any problems, but some queens are really clued out, won't clean off especially the face and nose of a new born kitten and won't chew off the umbilical cord or will go too far. I had a breeder friend once that had a queen that when she chewed off the umbilical cord, just kept on chewing and ate her kittens. That's rare, but it does happen. Occasionally, there may be a problem birthing, a breech presentation or uterine inertia happen (labor stops), so have a carrier all ready to go the vet if labor goes on too long and nothing is happening and she's tiring. Stay calm and talk soothingly to your girl while she has her kitties. She may surprise you though and have them during the night if you're napping.
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
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Last edited by catloverami; 01-02-2015 at 09:25 AM.