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Mybellmd
April 12th, 2008, 10:24 AM
Hi, my name is Michele....I have a cat that is pregnant but I don't know how to know when birth may be near by...she has been pregnant for a while so I am assumiing it should be soon?

badger
April 12th, 2008, 10:46 AM
Here's everything you need to know about cat pregnancy (and more). Gestation is about 63 days.

http://cats.about.com/od/reproduction/Pregnancy_Mating_Reproduction_in_Cats.htm

Please have her spayed when the kittens are weaned and eating on their own, before she goes into heat again.

I met a woman in the pet food store, tearfully pleading with people to adopt her cats. She has a female (now spayed), who just kept pumping them out until she had 14 in residence :eek:. Since her renter's contract specifies one cat and she was threatened with eviction, she was forced to euthanize three healthy cats yesterday morning and had more hanging in the balance.

This may not be your situation. Shelters all over the country are stuffed with kittens and adult cats, many of which will be adopted by people who end up 'losing and abusing' them. Please be responsible.

Hope everything goes well.