Lizza had her kittens today. All 5 are healthy and nursing. This is Lizza’s first litter and she is doing wonderful as a new mom. There are two traditional and three minks. I’ll know the sexes in a few days. I will post weekly photos.
Bella’s litter all went to the Vet this morning for their first check up and feline leukemia vaccine. Everybody had a thorough exam. We passed with flying colors and no evidence of internal parasites (a testament to good housekeeping). I tried something new this morning. I always put two kittens to a carrier, but today I sprayed Feliway, (a synthetic replica of the feline facial pheromones) in the crates about 30 minutes before I placed the kittens inside. Feliway worked amazingly well. Everyone laid down and was totally relaxed in the car, in the vets office, after the exam and on the car ride home. Just a couple of peeps, no constant crying. Now that we are home, the kittens are running around, playing and happy, not wiped out exhausted from the stress. A trip like this can be very stressful for kittens. I highly recommend this product if you have to travel with your cat or kitten. I give Feliway 5 stars.
Bella, our Blue Mink bred to Bailey, our Red Traditional had her litter on November 28th. Five Mink and One Traditional. It’s still a little to early to tell the gender, so I will let you know. Bella and the kittens are fine. This was her first litter, so I was pleasantly surprised with a litter of 6. I am taking deposits for these kittens, which will be ready to go home with you at the end of February. I will be posting photos soon.