Tagged: pregnancy

6-month-old tabby female on Pets4Homes

When do domestic cats become sexually active?

Domestic cats become sexually active when they are nearly 12-months-of-age. However, it varies. For males the youngest sexually mature age is, unusually, six months. Some are sexually mature at 8 months but typically it...

Pregnant leopard at Johannesburg Zoo

For how long are leopards pregnant?

“Leopard cubs are born after a gestation period of about 96 days, although zoo records suggest that gestation can take anywhere from 90 to 105 days.” The information is a direct quote from the...

Bobcat and kittens

For how long is a bobcat pregnant?

For how long is a bobcat pregnant? Gestation lasts about sixty-three days – Wild Cats of the World by Mel and Fiona Sunquist. The average litter sizes range from 2.5 to 3.9 kittens. Litters...

Mother cat with kitten

What is feline superfecundation?

Feline superfecundation occurs when a litter of kittens has more than one father. Tomcats squabble over a female in heat and most females promiscuously allow one male after another to mate with her. Thus,...

Feline superfetation

What is feline superfetation?

Superfetation occurs when about 10 percent of cats come into heat when pregnant. This results in a second set of eggs being fertilised before the first litter is born. It is a result of...

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