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When can you feel kittens moving?

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Hello all! I am a brand new user on these forums. I found this website when I was trying to get more information about cat pregnancy and finally quit lurking and registered. Anyway, I have a cat that came up to our house sometime last November. We brought "him" in for a while, but it wasn't working out so we put"him" back outside and continued to feed him. Our intention was to have him neutered right after Christmas, but time got away from us and here we are. Long story short, we thought she was a he and now our "male" cat is pregnant. Now I've had cats before, but they have always been strictly indoor cats and they were always spayed/neutered. This is the first PG cat I've ever had and I think she's pretty far along. My husband and I felt the kittens moving around inside her this evening, and I was wondering how far along she might be based on that. (By the way, she's indoors now and we plan to have her spayed as soon as it's safe)
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Originally Posted by ardnax
Hello all! I am a brand new user on these forums. I found this website when I was trying to get more information about cat pregnancy and finally quit lurking and registered. Anyway, I have a cat that came up to our house sometime last November. We brought "him" in for a while, but it wasn't working out so we put"him" back outside and continued to feed him. Our intention was to have him neutered right after Christmas, but time got away from us and here we are. Long story short, we thought she was a he and now our "male" cat is pregnant. Now I've had cats before, but they have always been strictly indoor cats and they were always spayed/neutered. This is the first PG cat I've ever had and I think she's pretty far along. My husband and I felt the kittens moving around inside her this evening, and I was wondering how far along she might be based on that. (By the way, she's indoors now and we plan to have her spayed as soon as it's safe)
Welcome to TCS....what I have found online indicates that you will see the kittens moving a week before delivery. The other thing you can do is go to the search option above and enter the words "pregnant cat feeling kittens" and that should bring up a series of previous posts that have those words in them...so perhaps you will find other information that way.

Katie
post #3 of 9
I think you are definitely in the home stretch but, like Katie mentioned, it still could be a week or two before she delivers.

We had a pregnant stray 'adopt' us too, and when I brought her into our home I could see and feel the kittens moving and I think it was 2 weeks before she finally delivered her kittens. We still have her and 4 of the 8 kittens she birthed, LOL. They are now 7 months old. We are blessed to have been able to provide a forever home for them.

Kudos to you for keeping her warm and safe, and for making sure she is spayed when the time comes! Good luck and keep us posted. (and if you can post pictures, I would love to see her!)
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I am a siamese breeder. I can usually see quite a bit of movement 3-4 weeks before birth . If it is not easy to detect movement then you are probably at least two weeks ( maybe more) away from birth. It is very important to keep the mother inside your home until the kittens are born and weaned. The entire litter will probably die if you let her have them outside. I read that 95% of kitten deaths occur from hypothermeia (sorry if I spelled it wrong) Newborn kittens need at least a 90 degree temepertature until they are two weeks old. Get her a big box from the supermarket and put it in a quiet room. Put some old towels in it. Make sure that it is not too high from the queen to get in it.
Make sure that you feed the queen plenty of high quality kitten food. Some good brands are Nutro, Royal Canin, Ilams, and Eukenuba. The more high quality the food the more chance you have of having a healthy litter.
Explore this site and you will find all the necessary information about kitten births and pregnancy.
Good Luck.
Meghan
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Thanks everyone for your help. I've set up a comfy box in our utility room (it's nice and warm in there) and been feeding her kitten food since we brought her inside. I can't wait to be a part of the birth. I hope it doesn't happen in the middle of the night or while I'm gone....I really want to watch the whole thing! I have a 5 year old son that is really anxious to see the birth as well.
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With my rexes, I couldn't tell the kittens were moving until about at the end of the pregnancy - like last week before she had them. Sometimes you MIGHT catch movement during the last 2 weeks if she's relaxed and in the right position.

If you can feel them or see them you won't have very long to wait.
post #7 of 9
With our siamese we can feel the kittens two to three weeks before delivery. Sometimes its easier to see them moving when Mama kitty is sleeping. When Mom is up and about they tend to settle down.
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So it's somewhere between 1-4 weeks? Becouse my cat is pregnant too and I can clearly feel them moving when she is laying on the side

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So it's somewhere between 1-4 weeks? Becouse my cat is pregnant too and I can clearly feel them moving when she is laying on the side

Hi Kisan biggrin.gif!!! WELCOME to TCS clap.gifclap.gifclap.gifwavey.gif Want to let you know that this thread is from 2006 - an old thread. BUT please feel free to start your own thread about this topic and about your pregnant cat agree.gif Just look go up to the top of this thread, on the left you will see a box that says "start a new thread" - click on that - add a title and away you go. Much luck with your girl and those unborn kittens vibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gif
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