Cat cuddling her newborn kittens melts hearts: ‘Adorable’

A video of a cat mom cuddling her newborn kittens went viral after owner shared it on Reddit Thursday, leaving people in tears, tears of joy.

In the Publishwhich has so far received 10,500 upvotes and 105 comments, the owner of the chat, who goes by the username u/ra-banana, shared the video of their cat snuggling up to her newborn kittens, with a caption that read, “My cat had 6 kittens and that’s how she hangs out with them.”

According to data from cats.org, a cat pregnancy lasts about 63 to 65 days (about nine weeks). During this time, the mother cat, also known as the queen, will need to eat more than usual, especially during the last three to four weeks of pregnancy when she needs around 25% food in more.

The first stage of cat birth, with contractions and panting, can last up to 36 hours. The second stage during the whelping of the kitten lasts from 5 to 30 minutes per kitten. The time between delivery of kittens is usually 10 to 60 minutes. The third stage where they expel the placenta immediately follows.

Birth is usually complete within six hours of the start of the second stage, but can take up to 12 hours. A cat mom can have between one and nine kittens in a litter, but it’s more common to have four to six. First-time queens usually have a small litter size.

Most of the users were impressed and moved at the sight of the watchful queen. One user, AloneFallingFree, commented, “She’s a solid cat mom.” BowTrek said, “She looks so tired! Poor mom.” ArOss3rim added, “But somehow always satisfied.. or happy ^^ they’re all cute.” Mittens11111 said, “Oxytocin is strong!”

Another user, FlakeyGurl, commented: “I never knew I could relate more to a cat until mine had kittens. I can literally see the exhaustion on her face. ‘She just has to put up with it for a few weeks.” _hic-sunt-dracones_ added, “She looks exhausted but also seems to be loving motherhood. Really adorable.”

Starstarstar42, made an unusual request: “These are all slightly different shades… Align them by grayscale, DO IT!” And TB_Punters said, “Six Shades of Grey.” RidigoDragon added, “Seven if you count the mother.” QueenMyky pointed out, “They all look white to me hehehee but they are so cute.” Crazycatlady331 said: “She reminds me of Duchess in The Aristocats.”

LeGrandeBadger thanked the poster for sharing this content: “Thank you. I needed this. Found our oldest cat dead in our side yard today. Just devastated. I needed a good brain whitener.”

Other users urged u/raw-banana to have the cat neutered as soon as possible. BareKnuckleKitty said: “Please have your cat spayed and ensure all kittens are cared for as well.” Ok-Point4302 added, “She’s beautiful, but please get her treated. Cats are the most euthanized animals in shelters because there are too many of them, and that doesn’t help.”

Newsweek contacted u/raw-banana for comment.

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A mom cat has gone viral for being super kind to her kittens. A stock image shows another sweet mom cat caring for her babies.
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