does a cat get pregnant the 1st time it mates?

Asked by Zoe on Mar 26th 2010 in Breeds A-H
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That is a good possiblity. Cats are not like humans. The best thing to do is get kitty fixed so you don't have to worry about kittens.

Spice answered on 3/26/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


It's certainly possible. If an intact female gets outside, she may very well mate with one cat several times, or several cats in one night, which ups the chances of her getting pregnant, and also raises the possibility that the children will have different fathers. Breeders, who specifically WANT their females to get pregnant, will mate a female with their stud three times one day and three times the next, which leads to an almost 100% probability that she'll get pregnant. Note that it may depend on whether the female cat is in heat, although exposure to male pheromones (in my observation) can really turn Kitty on. And note that the male is able to do his duty three times (or more, probably--he gets turned on if she's turned on...). This is if the cats are young; the older they get, the less functional their reproductive abilities. Both Leila and Chibi were "virgins" the first time they were bred. Anyone who doesn't want their cat to get pregnant should have her spayed, though.

Lola answered on 3/26/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Linus (Dreamboat #72a)

It's highly likely a cat will get pregnant with the first mating. Cats are different then humans. The act of mating actually causes ovulation in female cats, almost guaranteeing pregnancy if she has contact with a male.

Linus (Dreamboat #72a) answered on 3/26/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Izadore (Izzie)

If you are fearful that your cat has gotten pregnant, I'd suggest you take her right to your vet for an examination, and if you are on-board with it, a possible abortion/spay.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 3/27/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer