wow!!

Saint Lucia
April 25, 2011 8:47pm CST
I am watching over my Twinkle and her babies,she sometimes wants her privacy.The kittens are growing and their eyes are beginning to open.I just stare at them because the are so cute and adorable.How i love to have them here. I cant wait to have them out of my draw since they are dirtying everything.but i cant complain so far.She is a wonderful mom and we are happy to share her joy. They will be exactly one week old tomorrow.Will post some photos of them here.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
26 Apr 11
I know that some people say don't handle kittens, but actually, if kittens aren't handled some they never are comfortable being handled. If kittens aren't handled from at least 2 weeks to 7 weeks and about 40 minutes a day, they will never truly become comfortable with humans (I got that from a book by Jake Page called Do Cats Hear With Their Feet?) I do know that I have a lot of cats, and I have some feral cats, and you sure don't want those kittens to ever be like they are. So, at least let your hand and some worn clothes be put in the drawer so they can smell you, because their sense of smell is about their best developed sense besides touch right now. And next week, start handling them at least 40 minutes a day - and they will start playing soon after that 2 weeks of age, so that can also be play time! The black and white kitten in my avatar was rescued at a week old, we had to bottle feed him and all, needless to say, he's very much a people oriented cat!
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• Saint Lucia
26 Apr 11
Thats nice.Thanks for the advice and will put some clothes immediately.I want them to be close to me.
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@whatrow (793)
• United States
28 Apr 11
You are not supposed to handle the kittens for a few days because they have to bond with the mother. But sometimes it is necessary. I grabbed one kitten even before she left the womb because she would have fallen from a shelf down to the floor. Also, my first-timer, Chief, didn't understand what she was supposed to do when her kittens came. She was obviously very frightened and upset. I picked up the kittens and put them on the bed. Then I picked up Chief, held her down on the bed, and brought the kittens to her nipples. At that point, her instincts finally kicked in. She has become an excellent mother.
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
27 Apr 11
aren't baby kittens just the cutest? I have two cats and their temperment is like night and day. Enjoy them while they are not at the toddler stage and can get into everything LOL will be watching for the pics of them.
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@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
hello, Wow! that's really amazing seeing their kids growing up and you also seeing how she take care of her kittens. Actually, I have an allergies touching cats Yes, I think she not allowing to touch her kittens that's how she protect her kids. LOL I am looking for the kittens pictures
• Saint Lucia
26 Apr 11
I will upload them soon.
@buenavida (8336)
• Sweden
15 May 11
I have had a cat mom with her kittens at home a couple of times. I am sure the mom will let you touch her kittens soon, but why not caress her often, as she might need that. I just saw that you posted this some time ago, so the kittens must be older - they are absolutely adorable when they are about four weeks old.. Enjoy the babies..