Tinkerbelle is pregnant :) - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Cats Your scratching post for anything feline related!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-15-2011, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
Playful Pup
 
bubbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: suffolk/england
Posts: 72
 
Smile Tinkerbelle is pregnant :)

Am going to share the trip of Tinkerbelle's pregnancy, labour and the first 8 weeks of the kittens lives, including pics and possibly a video of labour.

Tinkerbelle is almost 3 and this will be her 2nd litter. She is a medium coated tabby and white. The Tom Is a long haired Tabby and white, they are both gorgeous cats and the last litter was stunning (all long haired), so decided to let her have one more before she is neutered.

She has approximately 71 days left of her pregnancy. (10 days pregnant now)

Can tell she is pregnant through a number of reasons (this might help people who are unsure in the early stages, before it becomes obvious)

* I know she has mated lol
* her nipples have changed from the normal white colour, to pink
* her appetite has increased
* she is much more affectionate
* she is staying indoors for the majority of the day

Within the next week to 10 days she should start to look slightly plumper.

more info to follow

proud owner of
Sam......3yr old pedigree whippet male
Jasper ande zee......hand reared male feral cats, both black, both brothers, both ENORMOUS 6yrs
Tinkerbelle.....hand reared female tabby cat 2 years, too intelligent for her own good
Cisko.....chinese dwarf hamster app 5 months and very cute

plus 3 baby mice
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bubbles is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-15-2011, 02:42 PM
Rodentologist
 
Jennicat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,941
  
It's a shame you're breeding a cat of unknown origin when there are so many homeless cats just because she's pretty.

We are as gods to the beasts of the fields. We order the time o' their birth and the time o' their death. Between times, we ha' a duty. - Terry Pratchett.

"Men have forgotten this truth", said the fox, "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Jennicat is offline  
post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-15-2011, 03:31 PM
RAT ADDICT
 
VanillaRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Newfoundland
Age: 35
Posts: 19,199
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jennicat View Post
It's a shame you're breeding a cat of unknown origin when there are so many homeless cats just because she's pretty.
I agree with Jennicat.




* Lisa *

* To the world you are ONE person,but to a rat you are the world *


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

* It's a rat thing...you wouldn't understand! *
VanillaRat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
Playful Pup
 
bubbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: suffolk/england
Posts: 72
 
She is not of unknown origin?
And the Tom is a pedigree?

If I could take all the homeless cats and have them live with me then I would.
I am not an irresponsible person in any way shape or form.
I posted this on here so that peoplefirst time breeders could get information and hopefully a video to help them.

Sadly a lot of people do not want an older cat, if they did not buy a kitten from me they would get one from somewhere else. At least mine are kept with their mother for 8 weeks, vet checked, frontlined and wormed.
I vet all homes thoroughly and follow up to make sure all kittens have been vaccinated and neutered.

If This post is offending or upsetting people, or causing people to judge me negatively, I will remove it, but I simply thought I would be helping people

proud owner of
Sam......3yr old pedigree whippet male
Jasper ande zee......hand reared male feral cats, both black, both brothers, both ENORMOUS 6yrs
Tinkerbelle.....hand reared female tabby cat 2 years, too intelligent for her own good
Cisko.....chinese dwarf hamster app 5 months and very cute

plus 3 baby mice
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bubbles is offline  
post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 04:01 AM
Guarded by Waffles
 
christine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Weatherford, TX
Posts: 2,921
 
I know you are trying to help, but there is a HUGE over population in animals and by breeding you are increasing it. Great you know the origins, better than most people. But think of all the mixed breed kittens that could get a home that these kittens will get just becasue they have a pedigree. I would love to see pics, but just consider the pet population before breeding.

Christine
Mommy to:
2 cats: Suess and Jezebel
2 horses: Winter and Junior
3 dogs: Panda, Maggie, Snoopy

And the rest:
5 cows, a bull and one mean buffalo

Gone but not forgotten:
Jester, cat
Waffles, dog
Gunny, ferret

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Check out
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
christine is offline  
post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
Playful Pup
 
bubbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: suffolk/england
Posts: 72
 
I know, and I find it heartbreaking that so many cats and dogs and even other animals like rabbits and guinea pigs are abandoned and in shelters.
It really is so sad, thats why I make will make sure that my kittens go to lifelong forever homes and are all neutered.

I have taken in many abandoned animals and rehomed them. Including my lovely whippet sam, who I decided to keep.
Immediately the kittens are gone Tinkerbelle will be neutered. In the meantime I hope that post can help people learn about cat pregnancy and birth and the growing up of kittens.

Sorry i took offence :/ xx

proud owner of
Sam......3yr old pedigree whippet male
Jasper ande zee......hand reared male feral cats, both black, both brothers, both ENORMOUS 6yrs
Tinkerbelle.....hand reared female tabby cat 2 years, too intelligent for her own good
Cisko.....chinese dwarf hamster app 5 months and very cute

plus 3 baby mice
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bubbles is offline  
post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 06:26 AM
Guarded by Waffles
 
christine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Weatherford, TX
Posts: 2,921
 
I'm glad you're going to have her spayed after this litter. A lot of us are very passionate about the whole breeding thing. I would suggest a contract or something, i know it sounds weird, but i've heard of a lot of breeders, or people who care about the pet population, doing this. Make them sign a contract saying they will get the kitten fixed and if they can no longer keep it then the kitten will come back to you. That's my suggestion at least

Christine
Mommy to:
2 cats: Suess and Jezebel
2 horses: Winter and Junior
3 dogs: Panda, Maggie, Snoopy

And the rest:
5 cows, a bull and one mean buffalo

Gone but not forgotten:
Jester, cat
Waffles, dog
Gunny, ferret

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Check out
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
christine is offline  
post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
Playful Pup
 
bubbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: suffolk/england
Posts: 72
 
Thanks , have always had an agreement that any kitten bought from me is returned to myself. Have actually had 2 returned in the past, and have vaccinated, neutered and re homed them

proud owner of
Sam......3yr old pedigree whippet male
Jasper ande zee......hand reared male feral cats, both black, both brothers, both ENORMOUS 6yrs
Tinkerbelle.....hand reared female tabby cat 2 years, too intelligent for her own good
Cisko.....chinese dwarf hamster app 5 months and very cute

plus 3 baby mice
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bubbles is offline  
post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 01:21 PM
Betta Bomb
 
Purple-Hops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SJ Newfoundland, Canada
Age: 32
Posts: 5,202
Blog Entries: 5
  
While the contract is a good idea it does not always work. From my experience with my bunny Akina. The "breeder" made my cousin sign a similar agreement in which Akina was to be returned if anything happened. . . The breeder moved out of province leaving my cousin with a limited string of options. So I ended up with her.

In the case of contracts, not everybody who signs them are loyal. The customer may move or dispose of the cat without ever telling you. 18 years is a long time and many people would easily forget to keep in touch. Just something to think about.
Also, pedigreed pets are more costly than a free mutt cat. When it comes time for me to adopt my little cat friends, when I get a house and job, I want a cat that is at the end of its line. Death row kitty for me. I could care less about breed or what pedigree it is because I know those things dont matter. Most people I know would take a kitten mutt off someone for free rather than pay to buy a 'breed' of cat. The awful petstore here imported rare breeds of cat and they basically grew up in a cage in the pet store receiving store hour attention rather than a forever home because people realise cats are so accessible they don't need to dish out more than 20$ for it.
All I'm saying is I hope you get Tinkerbell spayed following her litter. Maybe keep the kittens for longer than 8 weeks so they are super adoptable and move on.
Purple-Hops is offline  
post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 03:40 PM
laugh often
 
Mousey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 1,690
 
The videos will help people who have suprise litters, saved a pregnant cat or the like..


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

When I'm down my pets turns my frown upside down
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2 Dogs: Harley and Diesel
2 rabbits: Mystic and Thumper
1 Cat- Luna
Mousey is offline  
post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 03:42 PM
Betta Bomb
 
Purple-Hops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SJ Newfoundland, Canada
Age: 32
Posts: 5,202
Blog Entries: 5
  
If it is done and explained properly. A lot of research must be done to make a good video covering common and difficult questions and scenarios. Otherwise its just another video of someone's kittens. It needs to stand out and have a good title and speak to its audience rather than lay dormant.
Purple-Hops is offline  
post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 10:37 PM
laugh often
 
Mousey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 1,690
 
that is true


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

When I'm down my pets turns my frown upside down
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2 Dogs: Harley and Diesel
2 rabbits: Mystic and Thumper
1 Cat- Luna
Mousey is offline  
post #13 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 06:06 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1
 
I'm a little shocked that this was deliberate. I came on here because my cats is also pregnant (5 weeks) through my sheer idiocy. While I do feel excited about having little fluffy bundles of terror running around in a few months, I worry about the life they'll have ahead of them and if my girl will make it through delivery without complications. If it's too late now, fair enough, educate. But if she doesn't turn out to be pregnant please consider doing what's best for her and get her spayed instead.
KerrBear is offline  
post #14 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 06:39 PM
RAT ADDICT
 
VanillaRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Newfoundland
Age: 35
Posts: 19,199
  
Just wondering...

You say the tom cat has a pedigree...what breed is he then? All you said was he is a long hair tabby and white.Sounds like almost every other cat out there.What makes him so special to breed?

What exactly was your purpose to breed? Also kittens here are free almost all of the time (unless they are a pure breed Siamese or something) and so people are more likely to get a free kitten off classified ads then pay for one,especially when it is nothing special (meaning not a pure bred or fancy breed).

Just sayin'.




* Lisa *

* To the world you are ONE person,but to a rat you are the world *


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

* It's a rat thing...you wouldn't understand! *
VanillaRat is offline  
post #15 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-18-2011, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
Playful Pup
 
bubbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: suffolk/england
Posts: 72
 
Hi, the male is a maine coon, I didnt bother mentioning pedigree before because he is not a show cat or anything, and I didnt think it was relevent.

Im sorry if people do not agree with my decision to allow tinkerbelle this litter before she is spayed. But I refuse to continually defend myself here.

I posted so that people can watch the labour and see what to expect when the time comes, and for people to enjoy learning about the developments of both the queen and kittens.

proud owner of
Sam......3yr old pedigree whippet male
Jasper ande zee......hand reared male feral cats, both black, both brothers, both ENORMOUS 6yrs
Tinkerbelle.....hand reared female tabby cat 2 years, too intelligent for her own good
Cisko.....chinese dwarf hamster app 5 months and very cute

plus 3 baby mice
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bubbles is offline  
Reply

Tags
breeding, pregnancy


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome