Tagged: oestrus

Female cat

Why does my female cat refuse to mate?

Why does my female cat refuse to mate? The most common reason why a female cat refuses to mate is that the proposed mating is taking place at the wrong time in her oestrus...

Do female cats bleed i.e. have periods?

Do cats stay in heat after they get pregnant?

No, cats do not stay in heat after they get pregnant. The more technical word for “heat” is oestrus (estrus in America) which is the period of sexual receptivity. During oestrus the queen (unspayed...

Cat in heat

When is a female cat in season?

When a female cat is ‘in season’ she is ready to mate (in heat) and this readiness is dependent upon the season (i.e. winter, spring, summer and fall). Queens (intact females) vary at which...

Pretty female Ragdoll cat

Do female cats go through kitty menopause?

Female cats who have not been spayed are fertile and sexually active all their lives. Therefore they do not go through the menopause. That is the short answer. Dr Bruce Fogle makes an interesting...

pregnant cat

Do cats have periods?

People search on Google for an answer to the question: “do cats have periods?”. This is my attempt to answer it. The menstrual cycle includes the release of a nutrient-rich lining (endometrium) within the...

Cat Heat Behavior

Cat Heat Behavior

Introduction: [go straight to behavior during heat] This page applies to domestic cats. Wild cats behave similarly but there are species to species variations. Although the queen goes through four phases in her estrous...

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