Do cats need to be "In Heat" to get pregnant?
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4/18/06 at 7:15pm
Originally Posted by Jen
Ok, sorry, you made it sound like you were going to find any old long hair cat from who knows where and breed them expecting to get ragdolls. that is not going to happen. if you do want to get into breeding, you probably won't be able to breed the seal point you have now by the time you learn everything you need to know about breeding. Spay her and then start to learn about breeding, get into showing maybe and everything. Then someday in the future you can buy a seal point siamese or a ragdoll rom a breeder who can help you out.
If you just adopted the cat you have now from off the streets, or from a neighbor or an ad in the paper, she is not breeding quality. You need to know the cat's genetic history and family traits and disease and DNA and/or whatever else. You don't want to pass any undesirable traits on to the kittens. If you do not know any of this about your cat you should spay her. The sooner the better.