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Kitty pregnancy

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
My cat Josie is pregnant, it was an accidental pregnancy so we're not sure how far along she is. She's a tortoise shell calico. We built her a nesting box and she's been acting weird all day. She hates it when I pick her up, but loves to be petted. I think she's close to going into labor, because she's huge and has been looking around for a place to have her kitties all day. Please e-mail me, because I might not be able to check this for a while. imsorediculadent@aol.com. Thanks!
post #2 of 12
I think this post will help you:


Also...please have your cat spayed once the kittens are weaned and have the adoptors make sure to spay/neuter the kittens.

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thank-you, and yes we will have her fixed after we sell the kittens. I read this, but what I'm really curious about is how to tell when she is going into labor. Could you tell me that? Thank-you.
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Also I was wondering if tortise shell calicos can have regular calicos?
post #5 of 12
Honestly this website carries the most complete information about cats/labor/birthing/and after care

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks, that website has good info.
post #7 of 12
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She's been acting normal for the rest of the day, so I'm thinking she won't have them at least till later in the week. Is it safe to let her outside, even for 10 minutes, to let her go to the bathroom and stuff?
post #8 of 12
No, not at all, let her use the litter pan inside. A pregnant cat let outside this time of the year can vanish in an instant, as it is kitty season.
post #9 of 12
chelc...I just want to clear something up...since your cat got pregnant accidentally, you are charging an "adoption" fee...not "selling" them correct?? Also, please be aware that this is the beginning of kitten season so make sure your fee is reasonable. It would be great if you could find a clinic that will spay/neuter the kittens at 8 weeks of age so that you could ensure that these kittens couldn't get pregnant or cause another cat to get pregnant. Then you could have the adoptors pick up the kittens at the vet office.

post #10 of 12
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Well, we'll probably just give them away, at like 8 or 9 weeks of age. We'd give them to family and friends.
post #11 of 12
chelc..I would still follow up to ensure that these kittens get fixed. Ideally they need to be fixed prior to 4 months of age as that is when they can start getting "pregnant". Also...it is ideal to keep the cats/kittens indoors...so you may want to recommend that to anyone adopting these kittens.

post #12 of 12
My cat was much like your sounds throughout her pregnancy. She didn't want to be picked up later on in the pregnancy, and wanted a lot of attention. The day she had them, she meowed like crazy, and I knew something was up. She wouldn't leave my side, and wanted to follow me everywhere. She started actually going in the nesting box I made her, and although she didn't have her kittens there, she was much mor interested in it.
She had 6 healthy, happy little kittens that night(between 12am and 4:15am) and they are all doing well... You can read about the whole night under the title Three Down! From about a week ago...
Good luck with your cat... I'm sure everything will go fine!
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