Question by  lea (68)

How do you know your cat is going to have her kittens?

I need to be on the lookout for the signs but I don't know what they are.


Answer by  laurencesmith1 (106)

When a cat is about to have kittens she typically looks for a safe secluded place, often out of sight, in a corner etc. She will start to rest their.


Answer by  Cvt (149)

Her temperature may drop a few degrees, milk may be seen on her teats and discharge from the vulva is common. Watch for nesting behaviour.


Answer by  colliewolf (19)

She will start looking for a safe place a few days before giving birth. When she gets closer to going into labor, she will quit eating as much and will attempt to go to her safe place. Once labor begins, she will have contractions and make mewing noises.


Answer by  Kelmaz (339)

Most cats like a lot of privacy when birthing and try and find places to hide they also loose a plug of mucus that is creamy in colour and start to lick themselves a lot.They breath quite quickly and shallowly and as the birthing signs progress contractions do become noticable as a tightening then loosening of their stomach.


Answer by  milleniajc (40)

Signs to look for: your cat looks for a warm place to birth, seeks attention, be more vocal to you, licking/bathing herself more, and will appear uneasy just before.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Before a cat has her kittens she'll be really restless and start nesting. She'll start having contractions and a kitten should appear within an hour or so.


Answer by  dedre (998)

Pregnant cats will begin looking for a place to have their kittens when they are getting close to birth. The owner will notice the cat's absense more in her usual spot of rest or existing. It is a great idea to follow her as she begins this phase. Normally,cats will find a closet or other small area to give birth.


Answer by  seb (220)

Most of the time a cat will start to become very axious and pace back and forth when birth is looming. She may also try to find a comfy spot.


Answer by  jaspat28 (78)

WHen your cat is getting ready to give birth (after 9 weeks of pregnancy) she will begin to search for a place to have them such as a box or in our experience a closet corner. Many cats that are mainly indoor cats may also try to get outside to give birth.


Answer by  Gingercakes (920)

First of all, she will look very pregnant. She will look so wide you wonder how she is moving. Also, she will be very lovey and want to find a cozy place to nest down.

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