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Cat/kitten help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dutch Guy, 6 Jun 2006.

  1. Dutch Guy

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,563

    Location: Amsterdam,The Netherlands

    We will be getting a female kitten, it is 8 weeks old.

    But at what age will it be be able to have kittens herself and at what age can we get it sterilised?
     
  2. ezabella45

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 May 2005

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    Location: Whitley Bay, Newcastle

    They should be 6 months old or more before they are spayed
     
  3. k3v

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,200

    Location: NE Derbyshire

    I'd give your local vet a ring rather than risk it myself
     
  4. benjo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 12,777

    Location: London

    "At what age can cats reproduce?

    Generally, cats reach puberty between six and 12 months of age, although this can fluctuate depending on certain factors such as breed, climate and nutrition."


    :)
     
  5. Vonhelmet

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 48,107

    Location: On the hoods

    As I recall, ours was spayed at about 6 months. She never even got to being in heat for the first time, which was a mercy. The shelter we got our cat from insisted that we not let her outside until she was spayed. We took her out in the garden on a lead, but that was it. She wasn't allowed out on her own till she'd been done.

    She had a square shaved into her side for ages after the op, looked right silly.

    PS Kittens are awesome. Enjoy.
     
  6. Dutch Guy

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Amsterdam,The Netherlands

    Thanks, looks like a call to a vet is a good idea, I'd hate to have twelve of them after a year :o
     
  7. LeoWyatt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,688

    Location: Piggy's Slave Cage

    They can be done from 6 months. We got a femal rescue cat who was a year old and hadn't been done and popped her into the vet to be sorted. Whilst on heat she was rubbing herself on everything and bloody noisy :D

    When she came back she did look very sorry for herself and kept bumping into things wearing her cone

    Here is some evidence

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  8. cleanbluesky

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Nov 2004

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    Your lampshade is escaping...
     
  9. k3v

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,200

    Location: NE Derbyshire

    those cat pics are funny, i bet she hates wearing the lampshade
     
  10. Bracco

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Oct 2005

    Posts: 548

    Some cats can be done from the age of 3 months, although it depends on the vet. You should have warning if she is going into heat though, and spaying can be done while they are in heat, it's just more complicated and more expensive.
     
  11. LeoWyatt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Oct 2002

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    Location: Piggy's Slave Cage

    Well she was rather groggy to start with but was happy when it came off

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    Here is one of our other cats invetigating the new creature :p

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