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I rescued 2 kittens from insulation under someones trailer and fell in love with them even though I am severly allergic to cats and have to take medicine everyday. I got them when they were only a week old and nursed them with a baby bottle every two hours. They are now 18 weeks and 2 days old. I have one male and one female. I think my female may be pregnant but I dont know if brother and sister can mate or not. Someone please help me. And do I need to take her to a vet so she can get prenatal care? Any advice is appreciated. My baby girl is acting very weird and very vocal..she wont let anyone touch her belly or she bites at you. Thank you
post #2 of 15
Yes, it is possible for her to be pregnant though highly unlikely at under 5 months and ex. unfortunate if she is. Please understand, I have a hard time saying this but the best thing you can do is get her spayed asap. Not only are you talking extremely inbred, you have a *kitten* who is far, far too young to deliver safely.

Get her spayed (and get him neutered) now.
post #3 of 15
Yes!!! She needs to be Spayed asap!!
post #4 of 15
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So if I am getting this right...a brother and sister cat can mate...will there be defects if so....and im not positive on age because I rescued them...them were already walking and eyes open but I am going by the date I rescued them.
post #5 of 15
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Is there any other possibility as to why she is acting so strange now????
post #6 of 15
You might dodge any visible defect, you may not. It's impossible to know until the kittens would be born, but this is not a good idea in any case...she is simply too immature to carry and deliver safely. Do you have the funds for a c/section for her and the heart to handle if kittens are born with severe defects? I am sorry to be so blunt, I do think it is wonderful that you took them in. But in this case, you do need to prevent or terminate any pregnancy. Even if she were 7 months old or 8 or 9, it would be dicey. I don't advise it.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by jdprice2628
So if I am getting this right...a brother and sister cat can mate...will there be defects if so....and im not positive on age because I rescued them...them were already walking and eyes open but I am going by the date I rescued them.
They are probably older than you think... A female screams when she is in heat..They are go into heat 24/7/365 it seems like!!! You need to get her to a vet... Also she needs have vax and to be feleuk tested!! Good luck!!
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by jdprice2628
Is there any other possibility as to why she is acting so strange now????
A vet exam might be able to tell you Really...get her in, let them help you figure out if she is or isn't pregnant, and if she isn't what is going on with her.
post #9 of 15
No one has actually said this in any answer, though they have implied it - yes, brother and sister can mate, as can father/daughter and mother/son. Cats do not have incest taboos like we do, and the more inbred they are the greater the risk of defects. Please get them neutered now, it is the kindest thing to do.
post #10 of 15
Even if the babies didn't come out defective because of inbreeding, her young body might not be able to handle it. She could die, the babies could die, she could kill the babies, the could disown the babies and you will have to bottle feed possibly 6 babies, they could end up being deformed too and then you will need to find homes for all those deformed babies, along with spaying and neutering them along with spaying and neutering your own...
There are just too many things that could go wrong to risk it. Please have her spayed right away, babies or not. It is also heathier in the long run for her to be spayed BEFORE her first heat cycle, it cuts back on the risk of cancers later on in life.
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Originally Posted by jdprice2628
I rescued 2 kittens from insulation under someones trailer and fell in love with them even though I am severly allergic to cats and have to take medicine everyday. I got them when they were only a week old and nursed them with a baby bottle every two hours. They are now 18 weeks and 2 days old. I have one male and one female. I think my female may be pregnant but I dont know if brother and sister can mate or not. Someone please help me. And do I need to take her to a vet so she can get prenatal care? Any advice is appreciated. My baby girl is acting very weird and very vocal..she wont let anyone touch her belly or she bites at you. Thank you
Thank you for rescuing these two kittens....the answer to your question is yes, brother and sister cats can mate. That is why it is best to have the male neutered and then have the female spayed at around 4/5 months of age to avoid the possibility of the female becoming pregnant. Since you do not "know" if your female is pregnant, I would really recommend you have her spayed...if you wait, there is a greater chance of them mating and her becoming pregnant so the earlier you can get her to the vet the better. Below is a list of low cost clinics in Georgia:

GEORGIA
Atlanta Humane Society
981 Howell Mill Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
404-875-2600
Spay and Neuter Team of Atlanta
Marietta, GA
678-354-7200
www.spay-neuterteam.com

The Sterile Feral Inc.
Mailing address:
PMB 210
3 Central Plaza
Rome, GA 30161
706-232-2418
Spay/neuter for feral cats in Floyd County.

Newnan-Coweta Humane Society
770-253-4694
Financial assistance for spaying female cats only.


Paulding County Humane Society
770-443-3565
Web: www.pauldinghumanesociety.org


Paulding County Animal Control
770-445-1511
Helps with s/n based on financial need.

Humane Society of Cobb County
1060 Al Bishop Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
770-428-5678

Cat Care Hospital
Marietta, GA
770-424-6369
Scheduled once a month, low cost spay/neuter services.

Project Catsnip
Metro Atlanta area GA
770-448-6806
www.projectcatsnip.com
Mobile van that visits about 16 locations in Atlanta and surrounding counties.

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DeKalb Humane Society
770-593-1155 or 770-987-8288
Low cost s/n certificates.

SpayGeorgia, Inc.
Lilburn, GA
770-662-4479

North Fulton Humane Society Low Cost Clinic
Alpharetta GA
770-772-7472


Carroll County Humane Society
Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties
770-830-2763


Operation Spay/Neuter
Cumming GA
770-887-1565


Pet Vet
Cumming GA
770-887-1565


Cherokee County Humane Society
770-928-5115
Helps pets of people with financial need.

SPARE (Sterilizing Pets and Reducing Euthanasia)
Woodstock GA
770-928-5120




Animal Welfare and Rescue Effort (AWARE)
PO Box 31046
Savannah, GA 31046
912-920-8605
Certificates for discount spay/neuter.

Save-A-Life Inc.
Savannah, GA 31411
912-598-7729
Low cost spay-neuter program for cats and dogs in the Savannah area.

You may want to schedule them both at the same time, so that your boy and girl are neutered/spayed at the same time. Again, given how young she is and the fact that you do not know if she is pregnant, it truly is best to have her spayed. If you go to the vet and they tell you she is indeed pregnant, then we can assist you through the pregnancy...but our goal here is to try to avoid her from getting pregnant if she isn't.

Katie
post #12 of 15
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I wanted to thank everyone for their wonderful suggestions. My baby girl was not pregnant just being territorial according to the vet. I brought another baby kitty into the household because it was soo tiny and ready to die. I only did it until the kitty was big enough to make it on its own. I then gave it to a family member and now my baby girl is back to her usual self. Thanks for everyones help!!!
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by jdprice2628
I wanted to thank everyone for their wonderful suggestions. My baby girl was not pregnant just being territorial according to the vet. I brought another baby kitty into the household because it was soo tiny and ready to die. I only did it until the kitty was big enough to make it on its own. I then gave it to a family member and now my baby girl is back to her usual self. Thanks for everyones help!!!
Well..it's good she wasn't pregnant...have you got a date set up for her spay?? Your vet can tell you when he/she feels it is the right age for her to be spayed. Also....you should set up an appt. for your male to be neutered.

Katie
post #14 of 15
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[b][i]Both kittens got fixed so I will have no babies... I love the two I have and don't want to bring any kittens into the world I cant take care of. My two are handfuls and now I cant get my male out of my bed. For the last week he has been sleeping in between me and my hubby in bed. That is really strange for him... he usually sleeps with my kids.
post #15 of 15
It's great that they have been spayed and neutered. In addition to not having to deal with a pregnancy, the odds for certains diseases are reduced as well.
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