This week the kittens are becoming more and more alert. They sit up in the nest box and like to watch what it happening in the world outside. One brave kitten even ventured out of the nest box in the night but I think he got a shock being out of his nice warm nest onto the cold hard floor so he shouted until I woke up and popped him back in with mum.
The kittens have been practicing walking and can now even run around the nest box however they are still very unstable and often run into walls or fall over. They are also practicing their wrestling and pouncing techniques although they are still rather uncoordinated!
The kittens are making nice steady gains and Emunah continues to be a devoted mum. Next week the kittens will be trying solid food for the first time and I will be posting all the pictures.
I am not taking kitten enquiries for this litter. If you are interested in offering a home to a Riobelle kitten please continue to follow their kitten diary and when kittens become available I will post details on my website.
Riobelle Siamese are moving house! We will have no telephone or internet until 13th September.
The kittens are continuing to grow well this week but we are having a lot of trouble deciding whether these babies are boys and girls! Normally this becomes clearer as the kittens grow but they really aren't helping us this time! Although I have named the kittens, sexes may change and don't be surprised if Rufus turns into Rufusina!
Emunah is beginning to venture out of the kitten box now and has even been playing on our new cat tree. She is hungry all the time with feeding her kittens and will go through several pouches of food every day as well as her wet food. It is important that lactating queens have as much food as they like and lots of high quality food as well so Emunah is having plenty of treats such as chicken and tuna as well as her usual food.
The kittens are much more alert and aware of their surroundings now and are beginning to sit up. They are also a very noisy bunch who like to shout about everything!
The kittens are all gaining well this week and Emunah is being a super mum. One kitten was a little sleepy for a few days so I topped him up with kitten milk but he soon figured out mum's milk was far nicer! The kittens have all opened their eyes this week and are beginning to move around their nest box on little shaky legs.
Chikuai Emunah x CH Karamushi Cheeky Chester
Emunah's four kittens were born safely after a quick labour on 6th August 2011. She had contractions through the night and then delivered her kittens within an hour and a half showing what a natural mother she is. Emunah is now very content feeding her kittens in her nesting box.
The sire is CH Karamushi Cheeky Chester of Burnthwaites Siamese. Many thanks to Ross Davies for allowing Emunah to visit his handsome boy.
As both Emunah and Chester are red point Siamese all their kittens will be red point Siamese. More photos to follow later.