Cats

Kitten reunited with its sibling, who was born 3 days apart, they help each other thrive

A kitten was reunited with its brother, who was born three days later. They are thriving together now.

Caring for baby cats

In mid-March, two tied cats were brought to Foster Baby Cats, a kitten rescue in Columbus, Ohio, after being rescued by a TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) project.

They were both pregnant and needed a safe place to have their kittens. “They’re semi-wild so they don’t love people that much, but they love one another,” said Jillian, founder of Foster Baby Cats, to Love Meow.

“The white calico will try to convince the black calico to take a nap or cuddle with her, and they are constantly grooming each other.”

Cat mothers, bonded couple, cuddling

Caring for baby cats

About a week later (Thursday), the light calico gave birth to a small orange kitten. She immediately snuggled up against him and showered him with lots of licks. At the end of the day there was no sign of baby number two.

“Keeping your stress low in a quiet environment was the best I could do for you right now. I was in touch with MedVet and followed their recommendations.”

Mother cat, little kitten, baby

Caring for baby cats

As soon as the mother perked up, she found her only supportive kitten and immediately asked that all of her maternal duties be returned to her.

While they continued to observe the mother’s situation, her best friend came over to cuddle with her.

Caring for baby cats

Another day passed, but there were still no new kittens. Jillian decided to take her to the vet to make sure everything was okay. They discovered healthy fetal heartbeats in their womb and believed that more babies were waiting to be born.

The little orange kitten was a fighter from the start. He had an insatiable appetite and a strong will to live.

Caring for baby cats

On Sunday, Jillian walked into the room and was surprised to find a tiny new member to snuggle into the crew. The mother cat had her second kitten, whose birth weight was almost twice that of the orange boy’s.

“There’s a significant difference in size. The orange bean weighed 75 grams at birth while its darker brother weighed 135 grams at birth,” Jillian told Love Meow.

Caring for baby cats

Although the kittens were born three days apart, they quickly turned to each other, snuggled into their mother’s tummy, and cared for together. It was like they had never been separated.

“It is not clear whether the orange bean was born early or the second bean was born late.”

Caring for baby cats

The orange tabby appears to have some deformity in its legs and will soon be seen by a veterinarian. He continues to eat to his heart’s content and makes progress every day. “He’s definitely a tough little man,” added Jillian.

The mother and her two little beans are comfortably resting in their nursing home.

Caring for baby cats

The orange tabby thrives and grows by leaps and bounds with its brother by its side. When one of them starts breastfeeding, the other quickly follows.

The little orange bean likes to use his littermate as a pillow when he takes a nap. He clings to his brother, whose energy falls on him every day.

Kitten, mother cat, reunited

Caring for baby cats

These mother cats withdraw from motherhood once their kittens are old enough. You will never have conceived again and will enjoy being loved and pampered by a family of your dreams.

Caring for baby cats

Today is the sixth day of life for the orange kitten and it has already doubled its weight. He’s still smaller than his brother but is working the hardest to catch up in size.

“He had an impressive three days gain and I’m so proud of this little fighter!”

Kittens, reunited, brothers, 3 days part

Caring for baby cats

Share this story with your friends. Follow the updates on the Kittens and Foster Baby Cats on Facebook and Instagram @fosterbabycats. Check out their livestream on YouTube. If you’d like to support their rescue effort, click here to see how you can help.

Related Story: Kitten reunited with its sibling who were born 3 days apart, they help each other thrive

Tags

Related Articles

Close
Close