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One red silver male and one sorrel tortie female born 15th October 2015 from Crystalpaws Ollivander (Olly) x Essence Rohama Ruby (Ruby)
The sorrel tortie will be staying here with us.
Red silver male reserved.


Things didn't really go as planned with Ruby. She started contractions at around 9:30 in the morning but by 11:30 it was clear that all was not well. I could see the nose of a kitten and she was having strong contractions but after an hour of a lot of pushing, the kitten wasn't coming out any more. I took Ruby to the vet and my vet tried to lubricate and manipulate the kitten but it still wouldn't budge, so Ruby had to have a c-section. I had thought that Ruby didn't look very big and would only have two kittens but she had five! Sadly the kitten who was stuck didn't make it but the others made it through the operation. The kittens were quite small and had trouble latching on to Ruby, so I have had to hand-feed them. Sadly we lost a tiny boy and girl but the other two have latched on to Ruby and seem to be going from strength to strength.


5 days old

At 8 days old, Ruby's kittens are doing well. The sorrel tortie female has more than doubled her birthweight and the red silver male has almost doubled his birthweight. I am still weighing them both twice a day to keep an eye on their weight gain but I am hoping that we are over the worst and they will continue to thrive.

Sorrel tortie female with one eye open.

Red silver male


At two weeks old, Ruby's kittens now both have their eyes fully open. They are both gaining weight every day but some days not as much as I would like, so I am continuing to weigh twice a day. I think the boy still finds it hard to attach to Ruby's small nipples but he seems to be managing to get enough most days. I will be pleased when they are old enough to eat solid food in a couple of weeks and they will be less reliant on Ruby.

Sorrel tortie female

Red silver male


At three weeks old, Ruby's kittens are out of their kitten box and enjoying running around their kitten pen. They have had really good weight gain this week and they are much more adventurous now.

Sorrel tortie female

Red silver male


At four weeks old, Ruby's kittens are starting to show some interest in solid food and have even had a few nibbles. It was really hard to get nice pictures of them this week as they kept wanting to sit on my lap:-)

Sorrel tortie female

Red silver male


At five weeks old, Ruby's kittens are much more adventurous now and enjoy running around our bedroom. The male is eating solid food now and has caught up with his sister in weight. The female has had a few licks at solid food but isn't keen yet. They will be moving downstairs in a couple of days to be with Nessie's kittens.

Sorrel tortie female

Red silver male


At six weeks old, Ruby's kittens have moved downstairs and are enjoying playing with Nessie's kittens. They are both really enjoying solid food now.

Sorrel tortie female

Red silver male


At seven weeks old, Ruby's kittens are much more playful now and love chasing Nessie's kittens around the kitten room. The red silver boy is quite a messy eater, so I had to clean his nose for his picture but he does love his food.

Sorrel tortie female

Red silver male


At eight weeks old, Ruby's kittens are having a bit of a growth spurt and look almost as big as Nessie's kittens who are six days older. The red silver boy hasn't had such a dirty nose this week - I think he has learnt to eat without pushing his nose right into his food;-)

Sorrel tortie female

Red silver male


At nine weeks old, Ruby's kittens have both turned into big purrers. They both really love their food and are always at the plate before Nessie's kittens.

Sorrel tortie female

Red silver male


At ten weeks old, Ruby's kittens have had their first vaccinations and vet check. The vet was very pleased with them despite them being a bit smaller than most of our kittens at first vaccinations. They were purring the whole time too.

Sorrel tortie female licking her lips

Red silver male - slightly blurred as he wouldn't stay still.


At eleven weeks old, Ruby's kittens seem to be having a bit of a growth spurt - they are really filling out and seem much chunkier now. They were both really playful when I tried to take their pictures - I had so many of the back of their head or of them disappearing out of shot!

Sorrel tortie female

Red silver male


At twelve weeks old, Ruby's kittens will be having their second vaccinations in a couple of days and the male will soon be going to his new home. It was hard taking their pictures again as they wanted to sit on my lap:-)

Sorrel tortie female - Ginny

Red silver male - Mussorgsky

 

 

Contact details

Debbie Dixon
01206 845776

crystalpaws@crystalcats.co.uk

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