We found a pregnant kitty at the beach a few weeks ago that appeared to be a stray. After going back several times to check on her and feed her we decided to bring her home. I feel a little guilty not knowing if she belonged to someone but felt that as far along as she is she should not be outside and so close to a busy street. No one in the neighborhood had ever seen her and so far no one has seems to be looking for her. The main reason we took her is that she just seemed to be starving. She inhaled the food we would bring her. We took her right to the vet and had her checked out...she was negative for FLV and FIV and the vet said to expect kittens within 2 weeks. She is the sweetest most loving cat and we just love her and would like to keep her. However, she is just horrible to the other cats. Is this normal behavior for a pregnant cat. Everything went well the first few days and now she is attacking them. We are pretty much keeping her in the spare bedroom and have fixed several places for her to have her kittens and we do let her out several times a day for about 15 minutes at a time. She is very protective of her room now and does not want the other cats near it. I have read about maternal aggression after the kittens are born but will they get aggressive right before they are born? She has got to have these babies soon because she is literally about to bust. It's been a long time since I have had or been around a pregnant cat and don't ever remember seeing one this big. We're predicting at least 10 kittens..LOL!! The other thing is that she eats almost constantly. I have never seen anything like it. She is an eating machine. Can't fill her and she grows bigger every day. Is this normal? We are so hoping after she has the kittens and gets spayed she will be nicer to the other cats because we just don't think it's fair to have them so upset and will probably have to look into finding her another home. I have brought new cats into my home many times and after a while they get along fine but have never had one act like this so that is why I'm wondering if it's because she is pregnant. Any input would be appreciated because we really want to keep her.
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3/20/06 at 6:57am