How to tell if a queen is pregnant

When she returns from the stud, the queen has stopped calling, rolling and washing her genital area as she did during her season. After about ten days, the queen may lose appetite and become a little listless. (That’s Lady Arwen Evenstar!) Sometimes her appetite increases right away. (That’s Princess Bella). She may throw up a…

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Jack and Lucy’s Story

Jack and Lucy were born at 06:00 and 06:55 on the morning of Monday, 21st September. They were very large babies for a Persian Chinchilla mother – Jack was first born and weighed 94g and Lucy followed, weighing 103g. That’s a record for us! Large, healthy babies, they thrived from the beginning and gained weight…

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Women in the Word – Ladies Bible Studies in Fish Hoek

This Face Book Page includes devotional thoughts and updates about Ladies Bible Studies I am involved with. https://www.facebook.com/biblestudiesinfishhoek The most recent devotional thought focussed on the first principle or ‘reality’ in Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God Bible study, which is the one we have just completed: God is constantly at work all around us: https://www.facebook.com/biblestudiesinfishhoek/videos/916137679185917

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Raising kittens

Once all of the babies are born, and Mom and babies are doing well, the important thing is to make sure the babies latch. If the litter is large, there will be some jostling for position and smaller, weaker babies may struggle to feed and keep feeding. With her fourth litter, and two big babies…

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Persian Chinchilla delivery day details!

Lady Arwen Evenstar’s due date (63 – 65 days’ pregnancy) was between 17 – 19 September 2020. Of course, one can never be certain when conception has taken place during the mating period. However, I tend to be wakeful a few nights before the first due date. So when Day 66 – 67 arrived, I…

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Pregnancy Diary – Lady Arwen Evenstar

Lady Arwen Evenstar will be four years old on the 15th December 2020. She had her first litter on 22nd January 2017. Her second litter was born on 22 November 2018, and her third litter was born on 25 September 2019. Now, nearly exactly a year later, her fourth litter is due. I took her…

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