Monday, April 23, 2018

TinyKittens Update

All three cats at the TinyKittens livestream have given birth to their litters. Ramona had five, but one died within a day. Then Rula had three. Then Chloe, the big orange cat, produced five with the help of Ramona, who acted as midwife. Ramona nursed Chloe's new kittens along with her own, and even cleaned Chloe up. One of Chloe's kittens has a cleft palate, and is getting tube feeding until she's completely assessed.

Meanwhile, Shelly, their caregiver, has been shuffling the kittens among the mothers to ensure they all get properly fed. Rula doesn't mind nursing everyone's kittens. Ramona won't leave Chloe alone. Chloe, who is older, has birthed many litters, and suffers from kidney disease, doesn't feel all that great. The three cats love all the kittens, and tend to appropriate babies from each other when they get the chance. Shelly has documented all the kittens, and the ones that look alike got collars to tell them apart. They are being weighed and assessed regularly. Meanwhile, the mama drama is addicting. As you can see from the screenshot above, the mother cats have to take TV breaks every once in a while. You can read more about TinyKittens mission at their website.  

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