Litters in a calendar year varies from specie to species. Cats like every other living being mate and produce kittens. Though I have seen people spaying the cats or keeping them indoors away from the outside cats so that they would not mate with them and produce many babies (litters). They do this so that more cats would not be born who is going to live as stray cats getting poor nutrition or are euthanized in the cat’s shelter home and it is completely understandable. Cats are not like us human beings. These warm-blooded animals can have as many as 3-8 babies in one pregnancy each time.
Cats usually acquire a state of heat every 14-21 days after the onset of puberty. When these creatures are in heat they start to meow loudly which is their specific mating call for a partner to mate with.
Cats have easy pregnancies. By this I mean they only have to wait for two months to give birth. Two months of gestation period! How lucky. After the birth, they can again get pregnant in a month or so.
How Many Litters In A Calendar Year Is Not Safe For A Cat:
It is believed that a cat must not have more than two to three litters in a calendar year. Though cats can have on average three to five litters in a year this means that three to five times of pregnancies and birth in a year. But the point of 2-3 litters in a year is to ensure that your cat’s body has some rest and doesn’t get overloaded, also to control the population.
How Many Kittens In A Litter:
Kittens are cute little beings that will make you go aww. You might wish for you cat to get pregnant and give birth to kittens. Though it depends upon the breed and number of litters. An average indoor cat can have as many as 5 kittens in a litter but the number varies and can reduce up to 2-3 kittens in the next litter. Because with age just like us humans, the susceptibility to reproduction reduces.
What To Do If So Many Litters In A Year?
You might not want too many kittens from a litter to keep the already overpopulated cat’s colonies in control. In these scenarios what you can do is spaying your cat right after she gives birth or right after she weans the kittens. I had talked to a vet and she advised me to have my cat spayed after the age of five if I want the kittens but if I don’t then spay or neuter my cat immediately before the heat or after the birth period occurs.
My verdict will be calling up to a vet to take the advice and get your cat checked.
Some people also get curious about how many kittens their pregnant cat is going to give birth to. Ultrasound might help you in this case, although it does not gives you an accurate idea but X-rays might give an idea. Anyway, the ultrasound should not be happening before gestation day 42- 55.
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