Our Kitten Nurseries
Our Nurseries | Cleaning Stations | Grooming Room
Here are some photos inside the the nursery & cattery.
This is the “Precious Moments Nursery”.
The nursery is located right next to our bedroom and my office.
You can even see a little glimpse of inside the “birthing room”!
Here are some photos of our grooming room/ kitty spa area & general cleaning stations. The key to our super successful cattery is incredible cleanliness! We extreme clean, every single day!!!
Welcome to our “Pooh Bear” Nursery!
“Doll Face Persian Kittens” – Making dreams come true…one family at a time for the past 2 decades.
This is our nursery where babies are born and spend most their time until the day arrives when they leave to begin a new life, in your new homes.
One thing that’s kind of hard to “see and know” on the web site is the nursery is in our home.
It’s right next to our bed room so the babies are raised with constant 24 hour TLC!
“We use cages…BUT we DO NOT Abuse that Privilege.”
We see a necessity for cages, for health and safety among other things. We use cages as a tool to aid in the process of bringing up a healthy, happy and well-rounded kitten!
First one must understand that when you get more than one mother cat in any room and they are pregnant or have just delivered, they are very protective, they want to be secluded as we would as humans…we would not want to give birth in the living room or in the presence of several other mothers. Nor do our feline friends.
Our cats run free in the cattery until they are approximately 3 weeks from their due date. We then move them into the nursery, where they are given their own birthing room.
Mama is put in the birthing room at nights to get used to where she will deliver, and gets out during the day to mingle with the other mother cats. Once the mother cat delivers, she stays in her birthing room for the first couple of days after deliver, not only to bond with her babies but to rest and recover from the delivery.
First week of life: Prayers and Privacy for the mama & new wee ones.
Only about the 4th day after delivery, the mother cat is given the choice several times a day to get out of her room and just hang out in the nursery. Usually the mother cat will want to stay close to her babies until they reach about 2 weeks old. Once the babies open their eyes and are starting to toddle out of kittening box ( Usually about 3-3 1/2 weeks old ) the mother cat will then spend a few hours a day, out in the main cattery away from her babies. During this time the mother cat and her family are moved to a large cage – over 6′ long and 3′ tall.
The cage is filled with tons of cat toys, cat condos, kitten tents and other wonderful fun play toys!
Fourth week of life:
For mother cat, the fourth week is a very busy time! She is teaching her youngsters how to eat from the bowl, and how to use the litter pan. This is where the caged environment is essential. If the babies are running all over the house, or even in one room…it makes it VERY hard for the mother cat to teach the kittens good litter pan habits.
I have tried raising kittens free-roaming in my home and watched the struggles of mother cat as she tried to teach her babies proper toilet habits. This way is so much easier on her!
Fifth week of life:
Once the kittens have all mastered their litter pan habits, they are turned loose in the nursery (and throughout our house) with their mom. The babies and mama’s then all merge into one big ball of furry-purring playmates!
Seventh week of life:
The mother cat will now be removed from the nursery and returned to the cattery. The babies run loose. They have mastered all the social and litter pans skills they need. They are being handled by my family and have acclimated to life well! I had my cats before I had my four children. The baby kittens have always been a very big part of our family. And since adding the nursery onto our home, the kids spend even more time in “Kitty Heaven”! Our kittens are very near and dear to our hearts, we think our devotion shines through in their bright eyes and confident personalities.
Though you may be able to find kittens cheaper on the Internet, rest assured you will not find ones that come more cherished and socialized than ours.