: Stage Of Cat
What Stage Of Cat Pregnancy
Is Your Cat Experiencing?
its difficult to know what stage of cat pregnancy your cat is
living through. In fact, you may not realize she is
pregnant until she presents you with a litter of charming
Basically, you the total gestation period is 9 weeks - 64 days.
In the first
2 - 3 weeks you may not notice much change in her,
except that she is more 'at home' and doesn't stray from the
will be bright pink like bubble gum when in week 3;
Weight gain becomes apparent in the
In the 5th
week gently feel her tummy. If you feel hard, golf
ball sized bumps, those are her kittens.
Her nipples are visibly larger and start to fill with milk in
the 6th week;
At nine weeks, her
large, full abdomen indicates that
delivery time is very near;
She spends a lot of time in one spot, this is probably her
From Embryo To Kitten
Make sure you have good homes lined up
for these precious lives
16 Days - The embryo is surrounded by fluid and is
attached to the wall of the uterus.
18 Days - The head, backbone and tail become apparent. The
embryo feeds of the nutrients in the yolk sack.
21 Days - The limbs are visibly forming. So are the
eyes. Food comes via the umbilical cord.
28 Days -
All the internal organs have developed. The tiny kitten is about
1in. or 2.5 cm. long.
35 Days - The developing fetus grows
rapidly and is now about 2.5 in. or 6 cm long.
63 Days - The kitten is ready to emerge. In the last
28 days it has doubled in length.
Its been nine weeks. You can hardly believe it. Your near
full-term feline cat momma is now experiencing higher levels
of estrogen. She starts to search for the nesting site. She
starts to groom herself more frequently.
Its been 63 days. Your are in the last stage of
cat pregnancy. You realize you haven't seen
you Momma cat for several hours. You inspect her nesting area.
Congratulations are in order!