My cat, Macy is currently about 64 days into her pregnancy, other than her belly looking like she's about to pop, she's not showing any signs of giving birth. She's a small cat anyway, but she's probably not gained 2lbs, could this mean she will have a small litter? She doesn't seem to be "nesting." She's acting like her normal self, could it be because she is so young? I don't want to leave the house for long because I'm not sure how close she is to having them, due to the lack of signs..I want to be here when she has them.
When should my cat have her kittens?
- 21,948 Posts. Joined 4/2005
- Location: In my PJs!
- Select All Posts By This User
I am not an expert by any means; but from what all I've read, sometimes they just don't give many signs. Just like human babies; they come when they want to most of the time. I know that's not the answer you are looking for; but it seems to be just how it is. I know a friend of mine woke up in the middle of the night to find her cat had delivered her entire litter on her feet while she slept.
If you look through some of the recent threads; especially the "longer" ones because those are likely to have recent birth stories, you might find some good information there. That might help till one of our more experienced members gets to your post. It's been a busy kitten season here at TCS!
The kittens are really active, I can feel them moving all the time. I'm not sure on when she will have them, so I'm kind of looking for opinions..I'm beginning to be impatient. I was telling my boyfriend yesterday, if i was to ever get pregnant, I'd probably go crazy, just these 2 months waiting on these kittens is making me insane! :( lol.
Oh, wow. I'm ready for her to have them, but on my feet, NOPE! hopefully she'll find a decent place to have them, if she decide not to use the place I have set up for her.
I'll read up on a few of them.
How long has it been since you first started to feel the kittens moving? In Ginny's case it was about 16 days after we first felt them move. Ginny had very few signs that she was in labour (she is approx 10minths old and was a skinny cat) the first indication was that she looked as though she was trying to have a poo, but not in her tray. I placed her in the birthing area and within half hour she had had the first baby.
All I can say is just be patient, it will happen.
It's been a couple of weeks, I'd say. I'm not exactly sure. I'll keep an eye on her, the best I can.
So, when I notice her in labor, do i move her to where I want her to give birth. I have a caged lined with cardboard, in our downstairs bathroom, she will get in there & lay a few minutes, while I'm doing laundry, but when I leave, she follows me...
Thanks for your advice!
That could very well be possible, only time will tell, I suppose.
Also, I've noticed this morning, she doesn't seem to want her cat food, she keeps, crying & running to her food bowl, acting as if she's hungry, but there's food in it. Could this mean anything, or is she just being goofy?
She's so fat she can barely move, lol. I've notice she kind of struggles to clean herself, because her belly gets in the way.
I found her, back in August, & I believe she was around 6-8 weeks old, just a baby, so, i don't believe she's quite a year old yet, but close to it.
hopefully she will decide to have them, in a acceptable place for us all, that way she or I won't feel the need to move them, lol.
I know not to bother her too much while she's with them... i will just check in every now & then.