This is a first for me. Amelia was due to have her kits yesterday, but didn't have any until sometime this evening. I found one DOA on the wire. Then I started digging in the nest. I found 2 small hard masses, and 6! kits. 4 of those 6 were born with their eyes open. They're called Max Factor. I assume they will have to be culled, as they will be prone to eye infections if they even survive. A lot of MF kits also have deformed feet. There were so many of them that I didn't really have a chance to check their feet. I will have to get a better look tomorrow and maybe some pictures.
Ypu can see here how the feet are deformed and the eyes have fur stuck to them because they are open. They will be humanely euthanized tomorrow as they will never be healthy animals. The poor things. And so pretty too.
These two are growing like weeds! July 17