This is one of our cats, her name is Pink (female). The other cat that we have is Blue (male). In this picture, I was suspecting that Pink is already pregnant… well the father is Blue. They are both Persian cats.
We were so excited when we learnt that Pink is pregnant. I did not bring her to the veterinarian, but I was certain that she already had the kittens in her tummy. I saw the change in her attitude.
Blue and Pink had their mating period on the 1st week of January 2022. I checked in the internet and saw that cats carry the kittens in their tummies for more or less 60 days. I calculated it and expected the date of birth of her kittens would be 2nd week of March. Pink’s kitties were born last March 8, 2022. I swear I was really not ready to see a newborn kittens. I was already anticipating, checking the signs that she will give birth. I checked in the internet and also compared what Pink was actually doing.
Let me share to you the 6 signs that I noticed when Pink was about to give birth.
4. Cleaning her private parts often. I believe she was having some discharges during those times.
5. Checking for a place to give birth. Days before giving birth, Pink often goes to our room and hides to a corner or a place where she cannot be seen. Since we have a powder room, I prepared the floor for her, put a large empty box and placed it on a rag.
6. Shouting so loud. Hour/Minutes before she gave birth, Pink’s voice became so modulated. She screamed loudly. I am not sure why she was doing that, probably because of the pain she was having.
THE TIME SHE GAVE BIRTH
First of all, I am not used to see blood or big wounds. For some reasons, I cannot hold my breathe and I vomit (sorry if you are eating or not comfortable reading).
I knew that Pink was about to give birth that day (March 8). She was so uneasy, going back and forth, looking for a place to give birth. I already told her that she will give birth to the powder room. There are lots of times that I thought it was the time the kitties will come out and so I hurriedly brought her to the powder room.
That day, I already told my mom that Pink is about to give birth. My eldest daughter and I were in my room as my daughter was preparing for her exam that time. When she was about to go out of the room, she saw a little creature on the floor, with little blood. She got scared and came back to the room. She described what she saw which made me scared too.. I believe that was a kitten. I sent a message to my mom and told her that Pink just gave birth.
Surprisingly, it was also the first time that my mom saw a newborn kitten. It was like a mouse..
Pink was so smart to hurriedly go to the powder room. She gave birth there. I conquered my fear already and monitored Pink’s giving birth. I was updating my husband every 5 minutes or so.. I will tell him, it is already 3, then 5, then 7.
Pink had 7 kittens. However, after two days, the 2 other kittens did not make it. Pink’s milk is not sufficient. We needed to buy a feeding bottle and milk for kittens to help Pink.
After 9 days, her kittens are doing well. Pink is a great mom cat. She is less affectionate nowadays, so concentrated on her lovely kittens.
By the way, she moved her kittens on the back of the couch. I think she doesn’t want people to disturb her as my children kept on checking on the kitties every now and then.