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retired queen not spayed and male kitten

post #1 of 8
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Hello everyone
I have been "googling" about our situation but getting confusing info. So I hope some of your experience can help me.
We have a 12 wk male Ragdoll kitten not yet neutered (vet wants to wait until he is around 5 months).
I am happy to say we will adopt a retired Ragdoll queen from a very nice breeder. The queen's last litter is now 8 weeks old I believe. We will get her nxt weekend so it will be about 9-10weeks since she last gave birth. Question is when will she likely go in heat again? How soon can we spay her? What will be the time limit between our kitty be able to get her pregnant and she being in heat?
I never owned a female cat before....
Thank you
post #2 of 8
The breeder should be spaying her before you get her. And 8 weeks is too young for her to be taken away from the kittens.

No responsible breeder would place an intact older girl. I don't like kittens going before being desexed, a older girl most certainly should be fixed beforehand.
post #3 of 8
I agree.
You may have another breeder that is not very good.
I know alot of breeders and they all spay the retired females before selling them.
post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by rockstarkitties View Post
We will get her nxt weekend so it will be about 9-10weeks since she last gave birth. Question is when will she likely go in heat again? How soon can we spay her? What will be the time limit between our kitty be able to get her pregnant and she being in heat?
All of the queens I have seen have gone in heat before the kittens were 12weeks old. Female can get pregnant very soon after giving birth.
The youngest male kitten I have seen mating with a female and getting her pregnant was 4,5months old. (Ugh, they actually mated on top of me when I was trying to sleep on my friend's sofa..!! )
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thank you gals for the replies!!! I guess I need to get her spayed asap......
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
post #6 of 8
It's unfortunate that the breeder is separating her from her kittens before 12 weeks, and is leaving the spaying up to you. I agree that having her spayed as soon as possible is probably best.
post #7 of 8
First I'm very surprised that you have two Ragdoll cats (kitten/cat) and neither of them were spayed/neutered prior to you getting them. Almost every breeder in the US will neuter/spay kittens at 3-4 months old (just prior to releasing them) and breeders will ALWAYS spay/neuter a retired breeder/show cat too!

I'd be very curious as to which breeders you got/getting your cats from (pm me)

You need to get the male done before 5 months old. If you are bringing in an unspayed retired breeding cat she WILL get pregnant by him! Cats can breed almost right after having kittens. I know breeders with queens who have nursing kittens (5-6 weeks old) and are in full heat ready to breed again.

You cannot keep these two together until they are both neutered and spayed.
post #8 of 8
Neuter your male (and female when you get her) as soon as you can.

I'm concerned as to why the breeder would let a retired Queen go as a whole cat to a pet home. This is not what a responsible breeder does.
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