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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hello,
One of my cats are pregnant. The thing is that she was pregnant before I got her, and I don't know when she is due! The gestational
period for Himalayans is approximately 62 days but I have no way to know when she got pregnant. She is getting pretty wide and I have a feeling it will be soon. Can anyone give me any advise on this.

Thanks
post #2 of 10
At the risk of asking a silly question . . .

Couldn't you contact the breeder you purchased her from and ask them?

I see from your other posts that you are a breeder, so I assume you purchased her from a fellow breeder?
post #3 of 10
I agree with Cathy-

Ask the person you brought her off- a responsible breeder would of told you she had been mated and who to , you can't breed not knowing the pedigree of the cat.

Persian/Exotic's/Himi's average Gestation period is 60-66 days.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
You all bring up a valid point, but the breeder I got her from did
not keep any records on times/dates of mating. The only records
she kept was their pedigree and registration info. So, at least I know their bloodlines, but as for the pregnancy.....
post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally posted by WellingtonCats
I agree with Cathy-

Ask the person you brought her off- a responsible breeder would of told you she had been mated and who to , you can't breed not knowing the pedigree of the cat.

Persian/Exotic's/Himi's average Gestation period is 60-66 days.
Good point, that's not a very good thing for a breeder to do. I would contact her though she may have SOME idea of when that particular cat had mated.
post #6 of 10
wow that is weird. Why wouldn't a breeder keep records? I thought that most breeders wanted good records so they could make sure to be there when the cat gives birth.
post #7 of 10
That is very irresponsible for a breeder not to keep accurate records, especially about breedings and due dates.

At around 7 weeks you can start feeling and seeing fetal movement. If you dont feel the kittens moving yet than you have at least 3 or 4 more weeks. The second you feel them moving count two more weeks and that should be about when to expect the kittens. This is only a guess so you should keep a close eye on her.'

Good luck!


Elizabeth
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tip ! I know it was irresponsible as a breeder
not to keep records, but there were other issues too....
the cats were a horrible mess....it took alot of vet care and
medicine etc. to help these kitties out. She was very
neglectful - bad breeder.
post #9 of 10
I would turn this person into the humane society!! The cats seem to neep someone to give them a voice.

If your vet xrays the cat they can see the skeletons about 2 weeks before the kittens arrive.

Make sure your kitty is getting quality kitten food and if she was malnurished a high calorie wet food can be prescribed by your vet.

I hope the breeder at least kept up in the kitties shots! It won't be safe to give her any until after she has her kittens.

Send Pictures when you can! I just wuv smooshie faces!
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Well, the vet gave the other cats their shots and tested them all for diseases and parasites which all came back negative, so at least thats good. Their on Science Diet now, and momma kitty is also getting wet food for her pregnancy. They were all alittle skinny, but they are up to normal now. I did call the Humane Society, and they couldn't do anything because I had already taken all her cats from her, but I did contact the Dog Warden because she has a kennel. She has about 40 breeding dogs too! Anyway, he blew me off, refused to inspect the kennel because he "knew" her, and then had the audacity to tell her that I reported her, and she sent me a nasty email. So, now I don't know what else to do....I am pretty upset about the whole ordeal.
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