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  • No, because if the kittens are A they will still be getting B antibodies from the other B mum???

    I presume, the stud was A blood group?
  • Sorry just read the boy is A. No I would be hand feeding for first 17 hours and then let feed.

    Patricia Gothard said:
    No, because if the kittens are A they will still be getting B antibodies from the other B mum???

    I presume, the stud was A blood group?
  • please may ask a question? why is the time of 17 hrs so important is it something to do with the colestrum and mothers blood groups? ie 17 hrs not say 24 ot 12 etc... interested to learn why
  • The kittens are born. 4 Babies but the queen is hissing and growling at them. So I have separated them and tube fed them They are on a heat pad and asleep.

    I thought the antibodies would only be in the colostrum not in the milk of a B queen that had babies 5 weeks ago. I will tube feed for 16-17 hours just to be on the safe side.

    Thank you for your help. I really didn't know and have asked a few breeders but they were unsure as well..
  • There are antibodies in the milk too. http://www.cuancats.nl/rss/clostrum.htm

    Hope all goes well!

    Penny said:
    The kittens are born. 4 Babies but the queen is hissing and growling at them. So I have separated them and tube fed them They are on a heat pad and asleep.

    I thought the antibodies would only be in the colostrum not in the milk of a B queen that had babies 5 weeks ago. I will tube feed for 16-17 hours just to be on the safe side.

    Thank you for your help. I really didn't know and have asked a few breeders but they were unsure as well..
  • Hi Elizabeth,

    It is only natural that the milk has antibodies in it. That is an excellent article. Thank you for posting it.
  • I hope they do well Penny. Good luck with them

    Penny said:
    The kittens are born. 4 Babies but the queen is hissing and growling at them. So I have separated them and tube fed them They are on a heat pad and asleep.

    I thought the antibodies would only be in the colostrum not in the milk of a B queen that had babies 5 weeks ago. I will tube feed for 16-17 hours just to be on the safe side.

    Thank you for your help. I really didn't know and have asked a few breeders but they were unsure as well..
  • Thanks Joy.

    I have a little black tortie female, Chocolate/Lilac Female, Blue Male & Red male. Nice colours.

    Lets hope their Mum actually does accept them at 7.00pm tonight.
  • Congratulations on the new litter Penny. I hope their mum accepts them tonight.
    Is it her first litter?
  • Thanks Nicole,

    Yes it is her first litter. I think I really like the more mature queens that know what to do. Some maiden queens have no idea. This particular queen pushed the babies out and just left them. She wouldn't even clean them. She just growled and hissed and carried on.

    Penny
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