New Family!!!!

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  1. Pikey Pete

    Pikey Pete Read Only Funster

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    There has been a small female cat, obviously up the duff, floating around these parts.

    She must have been desperate yesterday whilst I was out as she has had the kittens in my awning. I heard a little mewing noise and I can just see her back, in the corner behind a shelf.

    I haven't disturbed her, but I will have to do some thing soon.

    So now what do I do? Any sensible suggestions will be gratefully received.

    I should point out that I'm on a camp site in Spain, oh and it's raining again.:Sad:


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    Looks like your a Dad:BigGrin:
     
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    Well they missed lunch

    Its 6.30pm, soon to be dinner time - so they must be hungry :thumb::BigGrin:
     
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    put a bowl of milk out for her - as near as possible to her - she will leave the kittens and come and get it when no one is around
     
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    Generally speaking cats shouldn't drink milk. Most cats are lactose intolerant & drinking milk may result in an upset tummy & cause diarrhoea.

    Nutritionally it is not necessary to give your cat milk. A bowl of water is adequate. Not all cats are lactose intolerant and a little milk as a treat is fine, however, the only real way to find out if your cat is lactose intolerant is to try it on a bowl of milk & see if it causes diarrhoea. If you find your cat is okay with cow's milk then the occasional bowl is fine, but this should be given as a treat only.

    However, it is of great importance that you do not give a kitten cow's milk. The best possible milk is of course from the kitten's own mother.

    Fresh water should always be available for the cat.

    Good luck "Dad"........:thumb: though
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I did know about milk and cats but thanks for reminding me.

    I did manage to get a look at the 4 kittens about an hour ago when she left them, I assume to find food, and they are all different colours.
    I now feel responsible for them as they have managed to get this far in what is quite a hostile environment.
    Left a bowl with tinned Tuna close to the kittens, which mum has eaten.

    I do know that if she feels threatened she will move them and to be honest I would prefer she didn't as with me they have a reasonable chance of survival. When they are weaned they will get kicked out, but I'll do my best to help till then.

    Means I can't move for the next 4 weeks or so.

    If I get a chance to take a photo, I will post it,


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    you don't need to do anything unless you are about to move, if you do move I can see the headlines now

    Itinerant Pete turns nursing mother out on the street. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Softy:BigGrin:

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    Mum cat will need plenty of food as she has to produce milk to feed her kittens as well as keep her own bodyweight up. As Callum says, best to skip giving her milk to drink. Unless you have to move, leave her peacefully with her kittens and please do not attempt to handle them. Strange scent on them could cause her to abandon them - and then you will be left with the much harder task of having to bottle feed them (well, pipette feed them). I used to foster for the Cats Protection League and have been there! :Smile:
     
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    Advice on what to feed mum would not go amiss.

    I have a couple of cans of Tuna, but I will need to go to town tomorrow, so what should I get?


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    I love the fact that you are prepared to stay on site longer to help this cat, not everyone would. I would say the food needs to be quite simple as she will not be used to rich tinned cat food. Maybe stick to tinned fish in oil or cheap cat food, or chicken scraps, even your cooked veg left overs will probably be eaten. As long as the food is not salt loaded or spicy, anything you are eating should be ok.
     
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    As good a quality cat food as you can find would be nice. Good quality cat foods have higher levels of protein which is what she needs right now. :Smile:
     
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    As she is probably a wild cat


    I suspect a couple each of sparrows, mice and lizards would not go amiss.
    :BigGrin::thumb::Eeek:
     
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    I don't know about wild, but I imagine that if I were to get too close to her babies, she would be somewhat annoyed.:RollEyes:


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    Sounds like a lucky little cat to me, really looking forward to any pictures as they start growing, :Smile:
     
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    Looks like a trip to Iceland (Supermarket for you clever folk) and a few tins of Whiskers.:thumb:


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    congratulations,

    dont supose you have a web cam handy...would make a great documentery
     
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    A photo for you. Taken on my smart phone.


    They are quite difficult to get too without moving things out. I don't want to do that and disturb them, so it's a bit blurred.



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    Bless. One in every colour.
     
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    I bagsy the ginger one!
     
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