All You Need to Know About Cat Pregnancies

May 01, 2018 1 Comment

All You Need to Know About Cat Pregnancies

Are you looking to adopt a female cat? 

If so, it is essential for you to know a bit about cat pregnancy to be prepared for the inevitable. 

In this blog post, I'll tell you everything there is to know about cat pregnancies. 

So, let's begin! 

What most people don't know is that cats reach sexual maturity when they're around six months old---some even go in heat when they're only four months of age!

So, if you don't want any surprise kittens, it is best that you get your kitten spayed early. 

Fun fact: A litter of kittens may even have more than one father.

During the first two weeks of pregnancy, your kitty may get morning sickness, and won't be too interested in food due to nausea. However, by week 3, your kitty should start eating and gaining weight. 

Around the week four mark, your vet may have to do an X-ray to determine how many new furry friends you're going to have. Your cat will get bigger and puffier as the pregnancy progresses. 

Your cat will stop eating two days before she'll give birth. 

It'll be quite evident when your kitty goes into labor as she'll let you know she's in discomfort by making noises and she'll lick her genitals. She may even be anxious. 

The first kitten will be born around 20-25 minutes in labor, and other kittens will follow every 20-25 minutes. 

The cat will clean the kittens and eat the placenta because she needs the nutrients.

And, that's it! 

You just witnessed the miracle of birth. 

Have you ever seen a cat give birth? Let us know in the comments... 


1 Response

Diane Sommerfeldt
Diane Sommerfeldt

May 11, 2018

Yes adopted a beautiful stray that gave birth to 3 kittens 3 weeks later! Amazing experience!!

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