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how many kittens can a cat have from her frist heat

amber foxamber fox tucsonMember Posts: 3
my kitten just went into heat and its her first one when she gets prgo how many kittens will she have i heard the have the most on there first heat

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  • Sandy NenningerSandy Nenninger PlainvilleMember Posts: 1,975
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    WHEN she gets pregnant? Why on earth are you allowing a cat in heat to come in contact with an intact male and become pregnant in the first place? She needs to be spayed.
  • Kylie DennisKylie Dennis TooeleMember Posts: 1,805
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    WOW!! 8months?? well just another irresponsible owner. please get her spayed/abort you most likely WILL lose her AND the kittens, because she is pregnant so young. IF you choose to do a second irresponsible thing and let her have the kittens and she DOES happen to SURVIVE, please spay her after she weans them.
  • Leanne FroebelLeanne Froebel Member Posts: 1,730
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    Please reconsider and have Karma spayed. She is too young to have kittens. Kittens are also a HUGE responsibility and expense. Are you prepared for the veterinary costs for the mother and kittens? What if there are complications - like a C-section (which would be expensive)? What if Karma dies due to birthing complications (these things do occasionally happen)? Are you prepared to get the kittens proper veterinary care and find them homes? What if Karma rejects her babies and YOU have to hand raise the entire litter (not every cat is a good mother) and bottle feed them every 2 hours around the clock? Consider any kittens she has will take away potential homes from those in shelters. What if the kittens one day end up in a shelter themselves? My personal opinion is that every cat should be spayed/neutered... unless they are a registered purebred that is an excellent example of their breed standard and part of a responsible breeding program. Please have her spayed.
  • Valerie DurhamValerie Durham Member Posts: 8,724
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    I agree with the other posters. From a breeder's point of view, a cat should be bred between one and two years of age. Eight months is too young. You seem to want to have Karma get pregnant. But there are problems, the first of which is, pregnant by whom? If you let Karma outside, she may mate with one (or more) males whom might have STDs or other nasty diseases that can be transmitted by copulation. And, speaking as a breeder who sells purebred cats at reasonable prices, I can tell you that placing kittens in a good home is a challenge. As for first births, younger cats tend to have bigger litters than older cats, but it depends on the cat. Leila had seven kittens the first time, and six the second time (although one died). Chibi had a difficult birth, and only four of seven kittens survived, one of whom has a potentially fatal heart defect. Breeding cats is not always a happy experience. Your responsibility is to keep Karma healthy, and to find good homes for the kittens.
  • Myndi DavisMyndi Davis LehiMember Posts: 215
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    I whole heartedly agree with what everyone else has said. Please have her spayed. Visit your local animal shelter & you will see there are already a large number of unwanted/homeless pets. If you just want fun little kittens around the house, consider fostering homeless kittens for the animal shelter. You provide them with a temporary home while they are up for adoption. The only people who should be breeding are professionals who have papered, purebred cats & who have the knowledge, research, & finances to do so. What if there are complications during birth? Did you know a c-section can cost around $1500? And vets do not take payment plans. Also, kittens are expensive. You will have to take them to the vet for an exam, vaccines, & dewormer before adopting them out. Here is what my vet office charges for example: exam $35, dewormer (kittens can get worms through their mothers milk) $14, vaccines $12-35 depending on which vaccine (kittens need several). Now times that by 5 or 6 kittens
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