Question by  JennyBucks (63)

What is a normal labor cycle for a cat giving birth?


Answer by  Elina (123)

Birth begins with uterine contractions. A clear discharge from the vagina appears. This may last for 6-8 hours, during which the cat purrs, eye pupils are dilated. Very important for you to detect the first straining to push kittens out. From that moment during the next 3 hours a kitten has to be born. Otherwise seek vets help.


Answer by  graycat (174)

One to three days before labor, your cat will begin to look for a place to nest. When labor begins, she will lick her abdomen and vagina. The first kitten should arrive about an hour later. After that, kittens should be born about ten minutes to an hour apart.


Answer by  Kris (797)

A day or two before labor begins, the cat will become restless. Provide a nesting box and try to keep her in the area you want her to be while in labor. Active labor lasts from two to six hours. If it's been more that seven hours, see vet.


Answer by  rain7420 (152)

The first stage of a cat's labor lasts for several hours and is marked by restlessness. Within 12-36 hours, hard labor will begin. The entire litter will be born within 6 hours of the start of hard labor. Generally, a kitten will be born every 30-60 minutes.

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