“In the wild and in captivity, most young are born in May and June, following a gestation period of 94 to 103 days.” The verbatim quote is from Mel and Fiona Sunquist’s premier book on the wild cat species, Wild … Continue reading →
“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 premier book on the wild cat … Continue reading →
In The Times newspaper today there is an article, “Maternal Stress Passed on to Unborn Babies”. It refers to a study in which the conclusion was that stress suffered by women in pregnancy can affect the unborn children and impair … Continue reading →
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 as large as six have been recorded. … Continue reading →
Here’s six pictures of cats cuddling up to their pregnant female human companions. I wonder if the cats know that a new addition to the family is on the way.
The literature that I’m reading provides me with conflicting information. My book on cat health problems (which is the best book on the market1) tells me that the best time to spray a female cat is at 5 to 7 … Continue reading →
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 all her admirers who have been … Continue reading →
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 the breeding capabilities of the domestic … Continue reading →