Series following the adventures of a group of kittens during the first nine weeks of their lives. Two cats expecting kittens visit the vets. How many kittens will there be?
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# What's new Pussycat? Whoa-oa-oah
# What's new Pussycat? Whoa-oa-oah. #
What's new, Pussycat?
Welcome to Meet The Kittens,
I'm Cerrie from CBeebies
and in this show I'm going to take you
into the world of cats and kittens.
One in every ten homes has a cat. Maybe you have a cat?
Or your neighbour has a cat?
Because they're everywhere.
On the wall, peeping round corners,
even in places you wouldn't think about.
Oi, what you looking at?
Oh, I'm off exploring.
Cats come in all shapes and colours and sizes.
There are lazy cats, there are hungry cats, there are itchy, scratchy cats,
there are tired cats,
there are spoiled cats.
There are cats who have no fur, there are cats on the lookout,
there are even scaredy cats.
And there are BIG cats.
Whoa, I didn't mean that big!
But most of the time cats just take it easy.
So, let's meet the stars of our show.
This is Coco.
Hiya, everyone. Oh, I'm tired out.
Coco's not being a sleepy cat, she's got an excuse.
See how big her tummy is?
That's because she's going to have kittens.
And this is her sister, Cleo.
She's going to be a mum too.
Cleo, oh, you look tired as well.
No, not tired. Hungry.
Oh, yummy breakfast. It's not just for me, you know.
I have to eat for me babies, as well.
Oh, Cleo, but you always eat lots anyway, don't you?
On Meet The Kittens, we're going to see
Coco and Cleo as they become mums.
And then follow the kittens as they grow up.
Coco and Cleo live in the country,
but all cats, in the city or the country,
wander about wherever they want.
They're not like dogs who have to be walked,
and take over the whole house because they're so big.
Cats do what they like, when they like.
Sometimes they even stay out all night.
Female cats can have their first litter of kittens
when they are very young.
But Coco and Cleo's owner didn't realise this.
So even though they're only eight months old
they're about to become mums.
Today, Cleo and Coco are off to see the vet for a checkup.
Their owner wants to make sure they're healthy and ready to be mums.
Oh, this is exciting. We're going for a ride in the car.
I love car rides, but my sister, no, she doesn't.
That's right, Cleo. Coco hates cars.
Yeah, well, they're noisy, everything moves too fast,
and you never know when you're
going to get to the end. Oh, I bet it's the vets.
Coco's right. It is the vets.
Oh, no, not this old place again. I thought we were going somewhere new.
The vet is going to look inside your tummy and see how your babies are.
-Oh, what can he see?
-Well, that black circle is a heart.
And those little white lines are the backbone
and chest bone of one of your kittens.
But is there more than one?
Coco dislikes the vet's clinic even more than the car.
Oh, I knew it. I knew we were coming here and I don't like it.
It smells funny.
Oh, how can I get out of here?
Oh, no, the window's locked.
Come on, Coco. The vet wants to check you're OK, like he did with Cleo.
Oh, look at that. It's my babies. Oh, how many are there?
The vet can't tell, Coco,
how many kittens there are because they're so tiny.
But there are lots of white lines, which means lots of kittens!
How exciting. Some good things do come of being here...I suppose.
And just one week later, look!
Coco has given birth to five kittens, and Cleo to six more.
They're all sharing the same bed,
and since all the kittens were born at about the same time
the proud mums are raising them as one big family.
# Isn't she lovely? Isn't she wonderful? #
The kittens are born with their eyes closed, so they can't see.
And their ears are folded so they can't hear.
Their legs are so tiny they can't walk.
They can only crawl.
They're little bundles of fluff
who will spend most of their time sleeping.
So, what's next for Coco, Cleo and their 11 kittens?
We'll see you next time.
Having a kitten is a huge, time-consuming responsibility
and if you want an idea of exactly what's involved,
check out the Meet The Kittens page on the CBeebies' website.
Series following the adventures of two sister cats who give birth to litters of kittens at the same time. The expectant mothers nervously visit the vets. How many kittens will there be? We watch the trials and tribulations for the first nine weeks of their little kittens' lives.