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  Grainne's Kitten Diary 2021
This reads from the bottom up. New entries are added at the top so its easy to follow as they grow.
The music used on this page is Let Them Be Little by Billy Dean 
These kittens are the progeny of our sire Polo and dam Grainne 
Kittens from this litter will go to waiting families on our kitten list.
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June 15th - Today is our first bi-weekly weigh in since starting kibble. Three kittens are over a pound and Gringott will be there after her next meal. I've seen Galleon and Niffler chowing down on the kibble, and the other two nibble at it. On Monday no one of them wanted milk so I think they all had eaten kibble. Since then its been hit or miss for eating formula. They still want some, some feedings a little some alot. Now I feel sorry for Momma if this is what she goes thru. They all still run onto my lap. It may be they just want my attention. I'm placing each one at the kibble before offering them milk. I'm considering putting it into a bowl for them to lap instead of me feeding them. Lots of photos enjoy!

bi-weekly weigh in ... weights all look consistent with each other. Galleon continues to eat large and stuff himself. . He may turn into a fat cat?

Gringott  is 15.5 ounces = 443 grams - up 58  grams  

 Galleon is  1lb 2.25 ounces = 520 grams - up 71 grams

 Knut is 1lb 1.1 ounces = 488 grams - up 53 grams

 Niffler  is 1lb .75 ounces = 416 grams - up 60 grams

Galleon was first to eat the kibble...Mr. Food of course he was.

Another day eating with Momma

Gringott going up

Knut quick to see what she's up to

Gringott

Galleon

Gringott is so cute. Her face is so expressive. 

I was making noises to get her to look at the camera

From the shape of the eye I think this is Gringott...and based on who is in the bed behind her

Lt-Rt, Galleon, Knut, & Niffler

The boys

Litter box use is going well 

Photos taken on different days

Niffler, "Gringott your mask is crooked. Let me fix it."

 "Niffler, I can't see!"

Niffler with Gringott in back

I know those toes are Galleon's on the very bottom kitten.

Knut getting the upper hand in this match up

I like this Sun stuff

The ball tickled my lips


June 11th - four weeks old - I expanded the run a little more this morning. The kittens are very active and oh so cute. I get swarmed when I come in. they all want to be fed first. Now they are trying to steal the syringe nipple away from their siblings. just like they do with Momma's.  I hope they take to the food quickly. I've noticed they are not eating as much milk as they used too. Galleon is the only one whole really likes feeding. I think Galleon is going to be a big boy. His toes are long and his knuckles are prominent like his grandpa's paws were. He has a long whip tail too. Comparing it to Niffler's which is thick muscled and not quite as long. Both are within the norm but Galleon's does that slinky, curly, dance with its end. Knut's eye color is becoming lighter, a piercing icy blue right now.
Gringott

4 weeks of age

Gringott

Galleon

 
Galleon

With his tail curl showing

Galleon

Knut

4 weeks of age

Knut

Niffler

4 weeks of age

Niffler

evening weigh in ... Now that we are introducing solid food we will only weigh twice a week. It gives a better over all picture of how they are doing.

Gringott  is 13.5 ounces = 384 grams - up 7.1  grams  

 Galleon is  15.75 ounces = 448 grams - up 7.1 grams

 Knut is 15.25 ounces = 434 grams - up 14.2 grams

 Niffler  is 14.6 ounces = 416 grams - up 14.2 grams

Seal and Chocolate


June 10th

evening weigh in ... 

Gringott  is 13.25 ounces = 377 grams - up  7.1  grams  

 Galleon is  15.5 ounces = 441 grams - up 7.1 grams

 Knut is 14.75 ounces = 420 grams - up 10.7 grams

 Niffler  is 14.1 ounces = 402 grams - up 14.2 grams


June 9th - We are doing just fine on weights. I've added the training food bowls and litter boxes and expanded the run area.

evening weigh in ...

Gringott  is 13.0 ounces = 370 grams - up  10.7  grams  

 Galleon is  15.25 ounces = 434 grams - up 21 grams

 Knut is 14.4 ounces = 409 grams - up 14.2 grams

 Niffler  is 13.6 ounces = 388 grams - up 14.2 grams


June 8th - All the kittens nurse after I feed them.

evening weigh in ...

Gringott  is 12.6 ounces = 359 grams - up  14.2  grams  

 Galleon is  14.1 ounces = 413 grams - up 10.7 grams

 Knut is 13.9 ounces = 395 grams - up 14.2 grams

 Niffler  is 13.1 ounces = 373.7 grams - up 17.7 grams


June 7th - Feedings went really well today. Everyone gained nicely. Still not sure about solid food yet. By the weekend for sure we will expand their available experiences.

Galleon's face is maturing more. He's looking more male Siamese

Boy perspective is messed up he is a big kitten

The boys

The girls on the go

evening weigh in ...

Gringott  is 12.1 ounces = 345 grams - up  17.8  grams  

 Galleon is  14.1 ounces = 402 grams - up 21.4 grams

 Knut is 13.4 ounces = 381 grams - up 28.5 grams

 Niffler  is 12.5 ounces = 356 grams - up 14.2 grams


June 6th - The kittens are becoming more and more comfortable running about. Its just about time to expand their area. My best eater by far is Galleon. Knut has stopped sucking on my milk. He now laps it like the girls. I think he's eating less per meal too because of that. I may expand and introduce the bowls this week just to see what they think.

Let's Go!

evening weigh in ...

Gringott  is 11.5 ounces = 327 grams - up  25  grams  

 Galleon is  13.4 ounces = 380.8 grams - up 25 grams

 Knut is 12.4 ounces = 352 grams - up 3.5 grams

 Niffler  is 12 ounces = 341.6 grams - up 21 grams


June 5th -

evening weigh in ...

Gringott  is 10.6 ounces = 302.5 grams - up  7.1  grams  

 Galleon is  12.5 ounces = 356 grams - up 28.5 grams

 Knut is 12.25 ounces = 349 grams - up 10.7 grams

 Niffler  is 11.25 ounces = 320 grams - up 14.2 grams

Gringott


June 4th - three weeks old - Knut is starting to stand out not only because of his color and behavior but because he is much more sculpted looking. His genes seem to throw back to his more modern looking ancestors, grandpa (Mr. Mistoffelees) maybe?
Gringott 

3 weeks of age

Gringott

Hey all just hangin' out

You can see that Gringott doesn't quite have that round fat tummy she should have. 

We are working on it!

Galleon

3 weeks of age

No I'm not going to pose

Knut

3 weeks of age

This is boring, put me down so I can gogo

Niffler

3 weeks of age

evening weigh in..... I switched to a new syringe because I was losing the measurement from washing. The plunger slides so easily the kittens suck it down on their own. The girls still don't suck though

 Gringott  is 10.4 ounces = 295 grams - up  25  grams  

 Galleon is  11.5 ounces = 327 grams - up 32 grams

 Knut is 11.9 ounces = 338 grams - up 25 grams

 Niffler  is 10.75 ounces = 284.7 grams - up 21 grams

Gringott & Knut

Galleon, Gringott, & Knut


June 3rd -Weight gains are looking good I need to work on Gringott a bit more. They are so cute running about mewing, rolling on their backs and beginning to wrestle a little. Tooth bumps are coming in. Yelling should commence soon as they learn how rough they should be in play. Niffler seems to be living up to her name. She stays in the shadows and is slower to come out of the cabinet.

Niffler, "I need a little bit more time, please"

Niffler & Knut. Knut is all over the place. He is a very busy kitten.

evening weigh in.....

 Gringott  is 9.5 ounces = 270 grams - up  14.2  grams  

 Galleon is  10.4 ounces = 295 grams - up 7.1 grams

 Knut is 11 ounces = 313 grams - up 17.8 grams

 Niffler  is 10 ounces = 284.7 grams - up 14.2 grams


June 2nd

evening weigh in.....

 Gringott  is 9.0 ounces = 256 grams - up  7.1  grams  

 Galleon is  10.1 ounces = 288 grams - up 14.2 grams

 Knut is 10.4 ounces = 295 grams - up 14.2 grams

 Niffler  is 9.5 ounces = 270 grams - up 17.8 grams


June 1st - Kitten weights are doing well. The girls still haven't figured out how to suck a rubber nipple but they are more open to swallowing the formula. They all come running out when they hear me. Momma is even being relaxed enough to set herself up in the nest outside the  cabinet while I visit. The first couple of times I put the kittens back in the cabinet before I let. This morning I allowed her to stay out with them nursing to see what would happen. She moved them back inside. She is moving out it for my benefit. She is so sweet. I am loving the kitten tummies and toes. When they are on their backs I cant resist them, lol.

Niffler was asleep stretched out like this when I came in. She was waking up as I took the photo.

Getting set up outside the cabinet

Knut had some milk dribble on his chest. He's licking it clean.

All settled after being fed, they all nurse after.

Their pupils are starting to develop as well as the blue eye color.

Toes!

Tummy rubs for Knut

The boys

evening weigh in.....

 Gringott  is 8.75 ounces = 249 grams - up  14.2  grams  

 Galleon is  9.6 ounces = 274 grams - up 10.7 grams

 Knut is 9.9 ounces = 281 grams - up 14.2 grams

 Niffler  is 8.8 ounces = 253 grams - up 7.1 grams


May 31st - This morning both the boys ate well. Niffler lapped at the milk. I burrito'd Gringott in a terry face cloth and tried to force her to drink. She tries to push the milk out of her mouth with her tongue. I'm hoping she ends up swallowing enough to make a difference. I'm going to try the shorter nipple next feeding.

The shorter nipple has helped with Gringott. She no longer tries to push it out of her mouth and was able to swallow more milk. She has a nice gain tonight. Knut didn't care he was happy to eat. The first time I used it with Galleon he sucked on it but the second time he wasn't so sure he liked it. He may just have no been hungry. He has a fat tummy.

They still get there emotional nursing with momma.

Left to right is Knut, Gringott, Galleon, and Niffler.

evening weigh in.....

 Gringott  is 8.25 ounces = 235 grams - up  17.8  grams  

 Galleon is  9.25 ounces = 263 grams - up 7.1 grams

 Knut is 9.4 ounces = 267 grams - up 10.7 grams

 Niffler  is 8.6 ounces = 245 grams - up 14.2 grams


May 30th - I'm afraid I'm going to have to start force feeding Gringott. She has a littler round belly but any progress she had made is being lost each day she doesn't eat enough.

evening weigh in.....

 Gringott  is 7.6 ounces = 217 grams - up  0  grams  

 Galleon is  9.0 ounces = 256 grams - up 3.5 grams

 Knut is 9.0 ounces = 256 grams - up 17.8 grams

 Niffler  is 8.1 ounces = 231 grams - up 14.2 grams


May 28th + 29th - two weeks old - Everybody is food fussy on Friday morning and they don't want my milk. They all want to run out and see me though. They like to roll around onto their backs. I believe they are working on strengthening their cores. They are becoming less wobbly. We brought in the fence today to limit the exploration area. We will expand it as they become more secure with exploring. Momma is being incredibly relaxed with this litter, so far. All the kittens got their nails trimmed today. They were sharp, I can't imagine how that felt on momma's shaved tummy. Galleon and Knut were ready to eat well Saturday morning. Knut continued to eat well all day.

Everyone nursing

Facebook changed something and it has broken all our embedded FB videos. 

Maybe it will be fixed? For now here is a direct link to click to see the video below on Facebook

https://fb.watch/5OOQZtpu1I/

Knut Feeding Saturday Afternoon

His ear wiggle is so cute

Gringott

I took pictures after trying to feed them.  She's cleaning her milk mustache

Gringott 2 weeks of age

Galleon

Galleon just hangin' at two weeks of age

Knut

Profile

And asleep at two weeks of age

Niffler

Niffler at two weeks of age

Everybody back with momma for a nap

29th evening weigh in.....

 Gringott  is 7.6 ounces = 217 grams - up  7.1  grams  

 Galleon is  8.8 ounces = 252.5 grams - up 7.1 grams

 Knut is 8.4 ounces = 238 grams - up 10.7 grams

 Niffler  is 7.6 ounces = 217 grams - up 10.7 grams

28th evening weigh in...... 

 Gringott  is 7.4 ounces = 210 grams - up  0  grams  

 Galleon is  8.6 ounces = 245.5 grams - up 3.5 grams

 Knut is 8.0 ounces = 228 grams - up 7.1 grams

 Niffler  is 7.25 ounces = 206 grams - up 3.5 grams

When I feed the boys I try to keep the girls nursing without their competition.


May 27th - thirteen days old - Gringott's right eye is open now too. 

evening weigh in...... 

 Gringott  is 7.4 ounces = 210 grams - up  7.1  grams  

 Galleon is  8.5 ounces = 242 grams - up 10.7 grams

 Knut is 7.75 ounces = 220.6 grams - up 17.8 grams

 Niffler  is 7.1 ounces = 202.9 grams - up 10.7 grams


May 26th - twelve days old - I decided to open a new can of kitten formula. It bothered me that no one wanted the milk and we were almost to the bottom of the powder. They ate much better this morning. The kittens eyes all all open except for Gringott's right eye (seen below). Gringott also decided my milk isn't so bad. She still hasn't figured out to suck the nipple but she laps it down pretty well. Even with all the ups and downs with feedings the kittens have doubled their weight so we are on track and doing well.

When we all start walking around Momma stars hugging.

Guys wait for me....

Knut going out?....not really, not yet

Knut going back in.

evening weigh in...... 

 Gringott  is 7.1 ounces = 203 grams - up  21  grams  

 Galleon is  8.1 ounces = 231 grams - up 10.7 grams

 Knut is 7.1 ounces = 203 grams - up 14.2 grams

 Niffler  is 6.75 ounces = 192 grams - up 10.7 grams


May 25th - eleven days old - Nobody wanted my milk today. They were all very fussy mewing up a storm and running , well wobbling, all over the nest. They are starting to want to explore, working on the courage portion of the adventure. They come right up to the opening then have second thoughts.

Knut on the go, Mr.social

evening weigh in...... 

 Gringott  is 6.4 ounces = 181 grams - up  3.5  grams  

 Galleon is  7.75 ounces = 220.5 grams - up 7.1 grams

 Knut is 6.6 ounces = 188 grams - up 3.5 grams

 Niffler  is 6.4 ounces = 181 grams - up 10.7 grams


May 24th - ten days old - Yep today's weights show that I made a transcription error on Gringott's weight. She gained two days worth today... divide it between the two days and we see her normal gains.

Gringott

Galleon

One ear down and one up?

Galleon's pint color is coming in nice and dark

I added a bit of blue to his purple because it was hard to tell his mark from Knuts. Now he looks more purple

Knut's chocolate is coming into his nose and tail now. He is such a pip, he's very social and on the go right now.

Niffler

She didn't want her picture taken. She was trying to back out of my hand. lol

evening weigh in...... 

 Gringott  is 6.25 ounces = 178 grams - up  21  grams  

 Galleon is  7.5 ounces = 213.5 grams - up 17.8 grams

 Knut is 6.5 ounces = 185 grams - up 17.8 grams

 Niffler  is 6 ounces = 171 grams - up 7.1 grams

Hello, now that I'm out here I'm not sure I should be.

Knut- Hi Galleon Come play with me.

Galleon - Ummm No.

Goodbye

Big kiss for Momma 


May 23rd - nine days old
I'm really hoping I made an error on Gringott's weight.
evening weigh in...... 

 Gringott  is 5.5 ounces = 156.6 grams - up  0  grams  

 Galleon is  6.9 ounces = 195.7 grams - up 10.7 grams

 Knut is 5.9 ounces = 167 grams - up 14.2 grams

 Niffler  is 5.75 ounces = 149 grams - up 14.2 grams


May 22nd - eight days old - I tried to get a video of feeding...*clears throat* I need a better camera operator. Grumbles, red means on, not off. while deleting 6 videos of the floor.

I'm really happy with today's weight gains.

evening weigh in...... 

 Gringott  is 5.5 ounces = 156.6 grams - up  14.2  grams

 Galleon is  6.5 ounces = 185 grams - up 14.2 grams

 Knut is 5.4 ounces = 153 grams - up 14.2 grams

 Niffler  is 5.25 ounces = 149 grams - up 10.6 grams


May 21st - one week old - We made it thru the first week and things are looking up. Momma has not experienced any infection. Thank you Slade for your excellent aseptic (technique) practices. The kittens and I are adapting to shared milk types.

Bath time

Suckling

evening weigh in...... 

 Gringott  is 5.0 ounces = 142 grams - up  7.1  grams

 Galleon is   6 ounces = 171 grams - up 10.6 grams

 Knut is 4.9 ounces = 139 grams - up 7.1 grams

 Niffler  is 4.9 ounces = 139 grams - up 14.2 grams

Gringott ate some today and is being less fussy about it but she still talks the entire time she is eating.  Niffler seems to be getting a clue and almost sucks on the rubber nipple. She ate more too. Still not a lot but more. Galleon didn't want as much today but after the big gain yesterday I'm not surprised. Knut is a good feeder. I'd really like to see more weight on both the girls. They feel thinner than the boys in my hand. They all wanted to nurse more with momma today then anything else.

May 20th - six days old - I'm now using a syringe and special nipple to measure and feed kitten formula. The boys go right to it. They are so cute to watch. As they suck their little ears wiggle back and forth. I'll try to get someone to film them this weekend. I can't do both by myself. A breeder friend of mine sent me these nipples when she discovered them. They are called Miracle Nipples. They are wonderful and fit many different standard syringes. We don't have to make the right sized hole like bottles make you do. I'm using a syringe I had in my med kit that's a 12cc total fill, cc and ml are the same measure. Kittens this age need about  4-4.5ml per feeding. It's calculated by weight.

After feeding they all suckle with momma

Eyes are starting to peep open

This is Niffler

evening weigh in...... much better

 Gringott  is 4.75 ounces = 135 grams - up  14.2  grams

 Galleon is  5.6 ounces = 160 grams - up 21 grams

 Knut is 4.6 ounces = 131.6 grams - up 17.8 grams

 Niffler  is 4.4 ounces = 124.6 grams - up 10.6 grams


May 19th - five days old - I wish weights were better. Knut did well today eating. I tried feeding Gringott. She doesn't want my milk and yells really loudly. Then momma takes her away from me.
evening weigh in...... 

 Gringott  is 4.25 ounces = 121 grams - up  3.5  grams

 Galleon is  4.9 ounces = 139 grams - up 7.1 grams

 Knut is 4 ounces = 114 grams - up 14.2 grams

 Niffler  is 4 ounces = 114 grams - up 7.1 grams

I was really hoping we would see momma's milk come in and be enough but that doesn't seem to be happening. I'm going to get more serious and switch to a large syringe with a nipple. The two kittens who want to eat my milk suck it down and I have to refill then they are put off by my breaking their seal. This way I won't have to refill until they have had all they want and I can measure more accurately what they are eating. Galleon and Knut both ate again tonight. I really tried with the girls but neither one wants it. Gringott is quite the siren too. Momma was trying to be patient with me but again she ended up scuffing her back to bed. I may have to take them out of the room to feed them. We'll see how tomorrow goes.


May 18th - four days old - Based on nose leather I believe we have three Seal points and one Chocolate point.

Gringott

Galleon

Knut

Niffler

Partially supplementing with kitten milk has helped us see more normal weight gains.
evening weigh in...... 

 Gringott  is 4.1 ounces = 117 grams - up  10.7  grams

 Galleon is  4.6 ounces = 131.7 grams - up 10.7 grams

 Knut is 3.5 ounces = 99.6 grams - up 7.1 grams

 Niffler  is 3.75 ounces = 107 grams - up 14.2 grams


May 17th - three days old - Last night before bed I offered all the kittens some formula kitten milk.  Knut sucked it from the dropper, very happy to eat. The other three kittens were not as accepting. I tried my best and then Tom also tried. They did lick some of it up. Maybe tomorrow will go better now that they have had a taste. 

Momma keeps moving the kittens. We had to remove the small condo. She kept trying to put them into in. There is not enough room for a nursing family in it. She has multiple locations we have set up. I think she is doing it because they are crying so much. They are fussy because they are hungry and not getting enough milk from her. We left her in the corner cabinet nest. This morning she had them clam shelled between tow beds in the birthing box. She wants them covered. I turned the nest over so they have the two bolsters touching and more space between.

New Location

1:00pm - I fed them some formula kitten milk after filming this video. Gringott had a round full tummy so I didn't feed her. Knut sucked up milk happily, Galleon too, I am worried about Niffler. I woke her up to eat she half heartedly lapped at the milk. I got some into her I hope it helps strengthen her, maybe she was just really sleepy. I don't want to replace momma's milk but I also don't want them to starve.  This is just a little bit of a boost.

6pm I fed Niffler a little more and offered it to the other kittens who were not interested. I'm waiting more than 4 hours on purpose so that they can demand milk from Momma. We want her milk to increase.

All the kittens gained today. Gringott should have gained more since she should have had more of everyone else's share of momma's milk. This seems to confirm that momma is not making enough milk. I will offer milk to all the kittens before bed tonight. I'm feeling much better seeing these gains.

evening weigh in...... 

 Gringott  is 3.75 ounces = 107 grams - up  7.1  grams

 Galleon is  4.25 ounces = 121 grams - up 14.2 grams

 Knut is 3.25 ounces = 92.5 grams - up 14.2 grams

 Niffler  is 3.25 ounces = 92.5 grams - up 7.1 grams

Its pretty clear Gringott and Niffler are females and Galleon and Knut are males.


May 16th - two days old -When I checked in on momma this morning she had one kitten in the condo tube and the other three piled together on the wood floor in front of it. I changed out all her bedding for freshly washed one and put the kittens back into the nest in the corner cabinet. she joined them. They all started fussing and wanting to nurse. I've checked in on them several times and she has remained content in that nest. Every time I look in the kittens are nursing. 

Really more precious than gold.

I think we have two boys and two girls?  Just from coat color at least one seal (Gringott) and one chocolate (Knut). I'll know better in a couple days as I watch their nose leather color.

On the far right is Gringott the one I believe to be a seal. You can see how much lighter the kitten next to her head is, that is Knut the one I believe is a chocolate. The other two are sort of in between.

evening weigh in...... 

 Gringott  is 3.5 ounces = 100 grams - up  0  grams

 Galleon is  3.75 ounces = 110 grams - down 3.5 grams

 Knut is 2.75 ounces = 78.3 grams - down 7.1 grams

 Niffler  is 3.0 ounces = 85.4 grams - up 0 grams

I am going to offer each kitten as much kitten milk as they want to eat tonight before going to bed. The fact that some are not losing means there is some milk, we just need Momma to make more to meet their demand. I don't want to interfere in that demand but I can't allow the losses to continue either.


May 15 - one day old - Momma was relaxed at every check during the night. The kittens seem to be nursing. I will check her less often today and allow her to settle into nursing. She is good with leaving them when they are all sleeping to walk around her room.

Grainne is looking much more herself and not drugged.

The surgeon at Slade did a very nice job. Minimal incision, with very little bruising or swelling.

Compared to the incision Fenya received.
We didn't name the ER hospital on purpose in Fenya's diary. It was a bad experience.

I've noticed the kitten's having a harder time routing around to find nipples. They keep trying to nurse on her shaved skin. No fur to guide them. They do seem to be improving as they settle into which one nipple is theirs, their scent guides them to it.

evening weigh in...... 

 Gringott  is 3.5 ounces = 100 grams - up  0  grams

 Galleon is  3.875 ounces = 110 grams - up 3.5 grams

 Knut is 3.0 ounces = 85.4 grams - down 3.5 grams

 Niffler  is 3.0 ounces = 85.4 grams - down 3.5 grams

Weights are no what we want but given the stressful surgery, etc, and the fact that every time I enter they are nursing I'm not going to intervene yet. If we don't see gains tomorrow I may supplement. The kittens are active and nursing, I want their demand for milk to up her production.


May 14 - Birth Day - I called the vet again around noon. She made a call to an emergency team at Slade Veterinary Hospital. They are reproductive specialists. We took Grainne in to get an ultrasound to check on how the kittens are doing and to look for any abnormalities that could be a problem. Everything looked good but the kittens heart rates were starting to show stress so the Doctor determined the best course of action was an emergency C-Section. We have 4 beautiful new kittens and a momma who is wired on medication. They all arrived home just after 5pm. We are trying to calm Grainne so that we can get the kittens to latch on. Every time I try to help her she thinks I'm going to take a kitten and becomes very unsettled. I've watched her long enough to believe she is bonding with them and wants to protect them. I'm going to step away and see if she can relax now that she is in her room at home. We will check in on her every hour or so. If we don't see them nursing at all we may use a little bit of kitten milk. We don't want them to get too weak to nurse.

Looking wild eyed but settling a bit

Bonding

They are trying to suckle and no one seems to be overly tired or weak.

We won't supplement. It's better if they can fill up on momma's colostrum.

The 8 pm check found momma had moved one kitten into a little covered cat bed. She was in it with the kitten and the other three were still piled in the birthing box. We moved them all into the corner cabinet bed. I removed the blue bed. Its not big enough for a whole family.

I will get up during the night to be sure she hasn't separated the kittens. I've put a nest warmer under the bed just in case she does leave them.

The Stats at birth - Not in birth order because we have no birth order.

#1 10:40 pm  Blue   Gringott 100 grams (3.5 ounces) 

#2 11:00 pm  Pink Galleon  107 grams (3.75 ounces)

#3 11.55 pm  Purple   Knut 89 grams (3.125 ounces) 

#4 12:55 am  none    Niffler   89  grams (3.125 ounces) 

The naming scheme for this litter's diary names comes from Gringott's Bank in the Harry Potter series Fantastic Beasts....because these kittens are gold, lol.  An emergency ultrasound and C-section is $$$$ per kitten. 


May 13th - Okay now I'm really staring to worry. She lays with me every day, no signs, no stress. I can feel her kittens moving. I would guess by her side she has at least 4 kittens. She is past even a later due date. I've put a call into my Vet and learned today is her day off.

May 8th - We've been expecting Grainne to deliver her kittens any time. She shows no signs.
March 1st, 2021 - we are breeding Grainne to Polo this week. 

 

 


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