I live in an apartment with a kitten

by Verena Cao
(Beijing, China)



Hi I live in an apartment with a 7 week old kitten. She's a female and I would like to know if she will ever get pregnant when she's older because there are no male cats around.

Should I take her outside often just in case? Since she's still a tiny kitten, I'm afraid that she'll get lost. Hope to get an answer soon!:)

Answer by Kate
I'm not sure what you are asking here.

If she is kept inside all the time and does not come into contact with a male cat then no she can't possibly become pregnant.

Cats can get pregnant from around the age of 6 months sometimes earlier.

There are many good reasons to have your cat spayed anyway, there are health benefits for your cat, also she won't have to go through being in heat and of course the main one there won't be any more kittens born, which considering there are already so many unwanted kittens in the world looking for homes is a good thing.

I have some pages with gives you lots more information about the benefits of spaying etc here


I love your picture by the way what an absolute cutie.

By the way if you do keep your cat inside all the time then do make sure that there is plenty to keep her happy and entertained. I have another page with ideas on how to keep an indoor cat happy here


best wishes Kate

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