Our lovely friend’s cats bring us joy and happiness. We love to have cats at home. They will also become mothers when they reach a certain age. So what do we know about cats’ pregnancy? Details about how many months pregnant cats are, what to do during birth, pregnancy symptoms in cats, and how many days cats give birth.
Cat One of the most curious subjects of the owners; pregnancy in cats. If you do not intend to breed your cat, of course neutering him will be beneficial for both your cat and you. There is no exact number of gestational age in cats. Male cats reach sexual maturity and enter the mating phase, usually at 6 to 9 months of age. However, sometimes it can be seen that they arrive earlier or later. Female cats enter heat every 21 days on average. If the female cat has mated, the duration of estrus can be extended up to 1 in 3-4 months. Also, cats that mate and give birth enter the environment 3 times a year.
How many months do cats conceive?
Cats are creatures with high reproductive potential. A cat can give birth 3 times a year. Female cats become pregnant for 2 months. So, pregnancy duration of 57- 67 days from the cats, which usually lasts an average gestation period of 63 days. The average number of offspring born in a litter is between 2 and 5. Inbreed cats, birth can often be more difficult than tabby cats.
Pregnancy symptoms in cats
The first signs of pregnancy in cats begin to show up in the third or fourth week. During the pregnancy period, the cat’s nipples acquire a dark pink color, the cat’s appetite increases. Pregnant cats usually don’t let anyone touch their bellies. During this period, never give your cat any medication without veterinary supervision.
How long does it take for cats to be born?
Birth in cats can take up to 24 hours. If you see your cat having difficulties during labor, or if you notice that labor is taking more than 24 hours, you should contact the veterinarian. Since birth is usually more difficult in breed cats, it would be beneficial to have a veterinary birth. On the other hand, you mustn’t disturb your cat during birth.
During birth, never help your cat by hand. This can cause your cat to squeeze herself and the kittens to suffocate at that time.
Remember to have your cat and kittens checked by a veterinarian during pregnancy and after birth.