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Overworrying?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Kharma is now 10 months old and still has not gone into her first heat. On one hand, this makes me happy since I don't want her having too many unbred heats but refuse to breed her before she's mature, on the other hand, i'm starting to worry she's never going to go into heat. Then again, I wonder if she's gone into heat, and i've just missed it. Having been around cats in heat before though, I highly doubt this is the case. Am I overworrying or should I get her an appointment with my Veterinarian?

Oops, forgot to add a pic, isnt she just cute as a button?
post #2 of 17
Do you want to breed her? Is she pedigreed? I'm not sure I understand what you really want. She should be spayed and then you don't have to worry about whether or not she's in heat.

Some females have "silent" heats and wind up pregnant because the owner never knew she was in and the cat was allowed outside. Believe me, the toms outside know when she's in heat even if she shows no signs!
post #3 of 17
I don't think you should be very worried until around 12 months. She may have gone into heat "silently" and just not gone around screaming about it.

Are you planning on becoming a cattery, or is this a cat that you've adopted with breeding rights? Do you have a mentor to help you threw all of this? Unless you're planning on going the whole 10 yards and breeding for showing/self fulfillment, it really won't be worth it to breed.
post #4 of 17
I wouldn't worry about it yet. What generation bengal is she? If she is an EG sometimes they refuse to go into heat until the spring and will just wait it out. Maybe she is just waiting for better timing. Either that or you have a silent girl but I wouldn't worry yet.
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
Goldenkitty/Mihoshi, fret not. I am not a BYB, others on the forum know my story, Kharma is extremely well pedigreed yes and she was purchased as a breeder. She is Calcatta's Kharma Supra of Feng Shui Bengals, with the best pedigree I could find(and trust me, I looked darn hard).

Solarity, thanks, thats what I was thinking, that maybe she was waiting until Spring(which makes me happy). She is an F4.

Edit: MY cats? OUTSIDE?! Not a chance. On a leash sometimes, but by themselves? Give me some credit =p
post #6 of 17
I'm sorry that I confused your post. Lately been a lot of BYB types in here and I was not sure about your cat. I don't know much about bengals cycles but the others have help you out
post #7 of 17
There have been a lot of BYB posts here lately. You didn't mention your cat was a bengal with breeding rights which is why people questioned you right off to make sure. I looked at your recent posts to find out as I suspected that face to be a bengal .
post #8 of 17
I remember you posted a picture of her as a kitten some time ago. I'd love to see updated pictures of her other then her face!
Chris (Calcatta) produces some stunning cats! I have a silver from her.
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
I'm always happy to show off pics of my babies!

This picture shows her fab profile:


This one shows off her Great Whisker Pads(Pardon the mess, I was cleaning out a closet to paint the inside of it):


And this one shows off how "Wild" she looks, she gets that from her mother, Chantez(Sorry about the blurriness, i'm just getting used to my new camera):



I talked with Christine, she said she doesn't think I should worry until Kharma hasn't gone into heat by a year and a half old. So I won't.
post #10 of 17
Wow! Very nice .
post #11 of 17
What a beutiful girl! I wouldnt worry about her, sometimes it just takes longer than other times. They are like people, some develop and mature slower than others. She is soooo cute!!!!
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Payge
I'm always happy to show off pics of my babies!

This picture shows her fab profile:


This one shows off her Great Whisker Pads(Pardon the mess, I was cleaning out a closet to paint the inside of it):


And this one shows off how "Wild" she looks, she gets that from her mother, Chantez(Sorry about the blurriness, i'm just getting used to my new camera):



I talked with Christine, she said she doesn't think I should worry until Kharma hasn't gone into heat by a year and a half old. So I won't.
Yes, she does look like her mother. I see she's grown into her ears too. =0)
Has she goine into heat yet? I have a girl from Christina and she's nearly a year old and hasn't gone into heat yet. Who is Kharma's sire?
post #13 of 17
Kharma is beautiful!! I love the profile picture. I don't have a Bengal, but one of my queens 13 months before going into her first heat, we then bred her at 15 months old.
Good luck, I bet she will have gorgeous babies!!
post #14 of 17
Wow!! what a beautiful cat!
post #15 of 17
Your cat is absolutely beautiful! The only experience with a Bengal is one named Snickers that brought to the shelter because she meowed too much. Honestly, I have never heard a noise come out of a cat like that before! She scream-meowed basically. Apparently neighbors could hear her and complained hehe. But I would love to own a Bengal someday, they are really unique cats!
post #16 of 17
Oh she's really Beautiful to say the least
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by bengalbabe
I remember you posted a picture of her as a kitten some time ago. I'd love to see updated pictures of her other then her face!
Chris (Calcatta) produces some stunning cats! I have a silver from her.

I live in maine and I have heard of her, I almost got a kitten that had been shipped here from her, the owner decided not to breed and was going to sell her to me. Chris agreed with the transfer of ownership w/breeding rights, after knowing I have a cattery and raise cats (ragdolls, but I couldn't turn down the oppertunity to raise these stunning cats as well) She was absolutely breath taken. I was heart broken the owner changed his mind at the last minute (not that I blame him) turns out he couldn't pass her up But they are truely lovely cats!
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