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Uninformed cat owners may be surprised at the age a kitten can give birth to her first litter — 5 Comments

  1. Such a sad situation. My sister does TNR, fosters, and rescues. She’s had kittens as young as 3 months giving birth.

    • I think you might want to check your facts on that a bit. Gestation period for cats is 9 weeks. So, if the cat gave birth at 3 months, it would have had to get pregnant at 3 weeks old . . . .that is totally impossible.
      I’ve been doing rescue for 27 years and have been the medical director of an animal shelter. Most likely what your sister said to you is that the 3 month old kitten can become PREGNANT. . .. not give birth. Even that is a bit early according to statistics and veterinary studies. Usually the earliest a cat can become pregnant (not give birth) is 4 months.

    • Thank you for correcting me. I mistakenly said the cats gave birth at 3 months, but meant to say they got pregnant at three months.

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