A female cat can get pregnant as early as 4 weeks of age. However, most kittens are born between 8-10 weeks old. Some breeders will attempt to artificially inseminate a kitten earlier than this but it is not recommended because the health of the kitten may be compromised if her body is not ready for pregnancy. Often times, there are other medical issues that would prevent the mother from producing enough milk for nursing young kittens which could cause long lasting problems with bottle feeding or pooping on herself (Pooping on Selfitis), so waiting until she has had at least eight weeks of nursing and growing will allow both mom and kittens to develop safely together before breeding them at such an early age.
How many days after mating do cats ovulate?
Most females within one month after giving birth already have their estrus cycles triggered by progesterone secretions produced by their corpus luteum follicles (also known as “luteal phase”). The hormone causes changes in the endometrium (uterine lining) which makes it more receptive for fertilization during each subsequent cycle following pregnancy; however some females never show any signs that they are ready to reproduce again like others who go into menopause late into adulthood). Female cats generally first start showing signs of fertility at about two months postpartum; however these first signs may come more gradually becoming apparent over several cycles due to slow stimulation by hormonal levels released by the corpus luteum gland upon cop