A feline sought assistance from a shelter and was taken in. After a brief period, she gave birth to a litter of six adorable kittens.
A Brisbane-based cat rescue organization, Best Friends Felines, recently received a request from a citizen who needed help with her pregnant cat. The rescue group accepted the request and took the cat under their wing as part of their Last Litter Program, which involved raising the kittens and finding them suitable homes. As per the program, the pregnant feline will be returned to the owner after the weaning period and sterilization. According to Nikki, a member of the Best Friends Felines team, Rico, the cat in question, was initially unsure about the proceedings but soon warmed up to the caretakers. Despite being heavily pregnant, she continued to relish the food and amenities provided, even jumping onto her favorite spot on a tall cat tree, until a few days later.
In a remarkably short span of just three hours, she brought six adorable little ones into the world. Rico, the proud mother, took on her responsibilities with great gusto, ensuring that her babies were well-fed and spotlessly clean. Her foster carer remained her go-to person for comfort and support, and every time she entered the room, Rico sought her affection.
Rico is a doting mother who adores snuggles and affection. However, she never strays too far from her little ones, quickly returning to their side at the slightest sound. She’s an amazing parent who devours her meals and stays fueled up all day long.
As the days passed, the mother cat started seeking more personal space and affection from her owners, leaving her sleeping kittens in a cozy spot. The six little furballs were just seven days old, with adorable plump bellies and half-open eyes brimming with curiosity, yet not quite active yet.
As they hit the two-week mark, the kittens began their journey towards mobility. The once wriggly little creatures were now transforming into tiny, furry kittens capable of holding their heads up and taking in the world around them with wide, curious eyes. Some dared to take their first steps by lifting their bellies off the ground, often leading to a playful tumble.
The kittens quickly became pros at scaling Mt. Rico, their little playground. Their mom watched proudly as they clambered all over her with their chins held high. Within just a few days of finding their footing, the little ones were already exploring their surroundings, dashing around the room with wild abandon.
According to the rescue, at their young age, kittens are simply adorable when they play. They roll around, waving their legs in the air while taking gummy bites at any nearby sibling’s face, ears, or nose that they can fit in their mouth. The rescue describes the scene as a wriggling pile of kittens who eventually fall asleep and turn into an endearing snuggle puddle.
The little kitties have grown up so much and are now five weeks old! They are becoming more playful and naughty as they develop their unique personalities. Some of them even love to snuggle between their wild play sessions, running all over the room and climbing up the cat tree.
The little felines have transformed into big kitties and are relishing their wet food with excitement. As they become more self-assured and self-reliant, Rico opts to spend more time observing from afar while also cherishing any chance to bond with her human companions.
As the kittens grow up, they become more adventurous in exploring their surroundings. They tend to outgrow their crate that used to be their cozy bed since birth and opt to sleep in different spots around the room.
As her little ones run wild or enjoy a cozy nap in their recently arranged sleeping spot, Rico is content to sit back and relax. She happily basks in all the love and affection she receives from her human companions, knowing that her kittens will soon wake up and demand their share of attention.
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