A female cat (or kitten) will first come into season (heat) as early as four month old. She can become pregnant with the first mating. A cat’s gestation normally takes 58–65 days, we can say around nine weeks (you can remember it by comparing months pregnancy for humans). Siamese cats may carry their kittens for 71 days.
During the pregnancy and after the birth, the greatest fear that I have was the “Fading Kitten Syndrome”. But I was lucky. All the five kittens grew well and healthy, and they all became happy and playful kitties.
Number four and five of Lotto’s kittens, are two twin tabbies, and I am sure they are both from the same father. They really look like each other. Number four is a female, and the number five is a male. Continue reading Two twin tabbies
After the birth, my dear Lotto has taken care of her five kittens very good. In the first few days were the hardest. She was taking care of her kittens almost 20 hours in a day: licking them, nursing them. Even when they’re sleeping, when it’s time, Lotto was waking up them and let them suck her breasts. She slept so little. So she was always tired, but a proud mother. Continue reading First days of kittens
And the time has come. At the March 24th night, Lotto ate nothing. I understand something was going to happen. Something exciting. The most wonderful thing on earth: my dear little lotto was going to give birth. Continue reading Lotto Gives Birth
After a few days bringing Lotto to home, I noticed that her tummy was getting slightly bigger. I first thought that she is eating too much and tried to limit her food intake. But she was really, really has had a BIG appetite, so I suspected another thing. I checked her tummy with my hand, and felt something! Yes, my little girl was pregnant! Despite still she herself a little kitten! Continue reading Lotto is pregnant