This picture of a female Sphynx cat is causing a bit of a stir on the Internet because….take and look and see. I’ve decided that I cannot show the picture on this page because advertisers might not like it. Therefore, if you would like to see this strange photograph which I think is somewhat disrespectful of the cat, please click on the link below.
We are told by Newsweek that this individual is pregnant or was pregnant when the photograph was taken. She is sitting in a way which causes her forelegs to compress her chest. No doubt she is engorged but this has been emphasised by her positioning.
Also, I believe that Sphynx cats appear to have more subcutaneous fat that other domestic cats which might account for extreme wrinkles on their heads and bodies. I have asked if this is normal for domestic cats with fur but we don’t see the wrinkles. But this strange wrinkly skin in hairless cats is abnormal in my view. If I am correct the extra fat may lead to enlarged breasts in Sphynx cats which may partly account for this hairless cat with human boobs.
Below is a little bit about pregnancy in domestic cats.
I’m doing this to fill the page a bit which is what Google likes. Pregnancy is called “gestation” in veterinary language. It is the period from conception to birth and it averages 65 days in domestic cats. Kittens born between the 63rd day to the 69th day are in the normal range. Interestingly, Siamese cats may have a gestation period of 71 days. If kittens are born before day 60, they are usually too immature to survive. It may interest people to know that there are no early pregnancy detection tests available for cats as there are for people.
During the early few weeks of gestation there are few signs except for a slight gain weight. At day 15 an abdominal ultrasound carried out by an experienced evaluator may detect pregnancy. At day 20 kitten heartbeats can be detected which provide a certainty that the cat is pregnant.