How Long Will It Take For Cats To Give Birth, Once They Start Lactating?


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If my cat has started lactating, when are the kittens coming?

Cats usually give birth very soon after the start of milk production, because the production of milk in the mother cat is one of the vital signs of labor.

Other signs of labor include:

  • Reduction in temperature to below 99 F.
  • Breast enlargement.
  • Milk production.
  • Changes in behaviour.
  • Nesting behaviour.
  • Frequent visits to nest.
  • Licking of genitalia.
  • Restlessness and pacing.
Usually the gestation period of cats lasts anywhere between sixty-four and sixty-seven days, with the litter size ranging from between two and five kittens.

Usually, kittens are ready to leave their mothers care after they're about twelve weeks old.

If your cat has started producing milk, then expect the kittens imminently.

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