Female cats are pregnant for approximately 50 days. (The gestation period is actually 40 to 60 days; most veterinarians estimate that it’s about 50, which is what the chart on the page says.) A female cat will begin to show signs of pregnancy after she has become sexually active, so if you have a kitten who turns up pregnant in your home, there may be many months or even years before you notice any obvious signs of being pregnant. The first sign of being pregnant may be an increase in litter box use by your female cat—she might also start licking herself more often and/or urinating more frequently than normal. An ultrasound can confirm whether or not your cat is indeed pregnant. If she isn’t showing any day-to-day indications of being pregant but her urine tests indicate that she might be, then I would recommend having her spayed as soon as possible, which should take care of this problem once and for all!
How do I know my new kitten’s age?
Kittens are born with very little fur because their skin hasn’t developed yet–it takes about 2 weeks for them to develop full coats. Kittens’ eyes open at three weeks old and they’re usually fully weaned from mother’s milk by 4 1/2 – 5 1/2 weeks old. By seven weeks old they’re ready for adoption into adoptive homes . Kitten Care 101 Caring For Your New Feline Friend Caring