At what age can a cat get pregnant?


A cat can get pregnant at approximately 16 weeks of age. Due to the average gestation period of a cat, a feline impregnated at this age gives birth at about 6 months old.

The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends spaying cats at about 2 months old. Early spaying prevents unwanted pregnancies and enhances the overall health and well being of a feline. The average feline gestation period lasts 63 to 69 days. Some breeds carry litters for a couple of days beyond this average time period. Kittens born before day 60 typically are too immature to survive in most cases.

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Cat rescue groups such as Alley Cat Allies note that some kittens come into their first heat as young as four months old and advocate spaying a kitten at six weeks or when they weigh
Cats, overall, can get pregnant at roughly five or six months, depending the cat itself. There have been some rare cases of a cat beginning to go into heat as early as four months
1. Recognize the symptoms of being in heat. Both pregnant and in heat cats will be affectionate toward other living creatures and show enlarged nipples, but only cats that are pregnant
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At What Age Can a Cat Get Pregnant?
A kitten can get pregnant whenever she first comes into heat. According to "Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook" (Delbert G. Carlson, DVM, et al.; 2007) the average age for a cat's first heat is six months of age.... More »
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