The N kittens head out into the world

Siberian kitten Nuri at 15 weeks old at her new home, 30 July 2017

Siberian kitten Nuri at 15 weeks old at her new home, 30 July 2017

It’s been a bittersweet few days at Seacliffe Siberians as we farewell the N kittens. But, as usual, they’ve gone to wonderful, loving homes. And we’ve enjoyed getting photos, such as this one of Nuri, focused on Da Bird toy.

Nuri now lives with Jan and her family in Auckland.

Also this week, we have begun allergen testing the O Litter. If all goes according to schedule, we should have results late next week.

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Two tabbies: Siberian kitten Nala with her mum

14 wk old Siberian kitten Nala (right) with her mother Cici, 27 Jul 2017

14-wk-old Siberian kitten Nala (right) with her mother Cici, 27 Jul 2017

Here’s a photo from two days ago of 14-week-old Siberian kitten Nala. She’s cuddled up with her mother, Cici, on one of our 2-metre tall climbing posts.

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A recent photo of Izzie

Siberian kitten Izzie at 21 months old, 6 June 2017

Siberian kitten Izzie at 21 months old, 6 June 2017

Carole in West Auckland sent us this nice photo of Izabella (Izzie), her black/brown classic tabby born almost two years ago at Seacliffe Siberians. The parents were Cici and Felix.

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Kittens with big appetites

The N and O kittens enjoy afternoon tea, 24 July 2017

The N and O kittens enjoy afternoon tea, 24 July 2017

The N Litter and O Litter kittens have all developed enormous appetites and come running at the sound of food preparation – many times each day!

We spend a lot of time opening tins and washing dishes, as you can imagine.

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Flashback: Hoku as a kitten

3-month-old Siberian kitten Hoku, 10 Nov 2015

3-month-old Siberian kitten Hoku, 10 Nov 2015

I just came across this photo of Hoku from a couple years ago. Ordinarily that big Tongan basket holds our laundry, but sometimes the cats have different ideas.

Hoku inherited her mother Calina‘s strong personality, so no one pushes her around!

She is currently pregnant with her second litter.

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Kitten committee convened

Siberian kittens from the N and O Litters, 29 June 2017

Siberian kittens from the N and O Litters, 29 June 2017

I could call this just another random kitten photo, but I prefer to think of it as a meeting of representatives of the N Litter and O Litter (born two weeks apart) at Seacliffe Siberians. 🙂

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Siberian kitten Lexi grooving on the kitchen floor

I may be showing my age, but I think they used to call this break dancing? It’s Siberian kitten Lexi (ex Ksenia) on Danny and Lucy’s kitchen floor. Apparently she’s not usually allowed into the kitchen, but she was so cute they had to grab the camera.

Thanks for sharing the video guys!

See more photos on the Lexi page.

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Otis the growling kitten

Here’s a video of eight-week-old Siberian kitten Otis who has caught hold of a toy and doesn’t intend letting go!

His mother Ksana watches – bemused I would say – and even his brothers won’t come near him.

Recorded 26 June. Turn up the volume to hear him growl.

See more of this feisty fellow on the Otis page.

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Count the kittens!

Here’s a recent video of our N Litter and O Litter kittens getting together for some play time.

They get along perfectly well, and their mums aren’t fussed at all.

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Feeding 14 cats and kittens

14 food bowls ready to be filled

14 food bowls ready to be filled – again

If you’ve been following closely, you’ll know that we have two litters of Siberian kittens: the five N Litter babies and the four from the O Litter. Plus there are the five adult breeding cats.

So that’s 14 mouths to feed. The adults get fed three times a day and the kittens four times.

The kittens aren’t too picky but each of the adults has foods they like and a few they don’t.

So we have a matrix chart showing which food goes to which bowl. Then it’s time to deliver the meals to all corners of the house (not forgetting the dry food top-ups as well) before washing up and getting ready to do it all again.

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