Is My cat old enough to breed?

by danni beggs

my bengal cat is 9 months old and weighs 9 pounds is she ready breed?

Answer by Kate
Al cats become sexually active from around four or five months old, so at nine months old your cat should be able to become pregnant(she should have begun to go into heat

However it is recommended for the health of both the female and the kittens that you wait until at least a year. this ensures that the cat is fully grown and strong enough to have a healthy litter.

best wishes Kate

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by: Anonymous

thank you very much i really appreciate you answering my question could you tell me what the risk is of my cat having kittens at 9 mnths
as i also have a male cat and i went on holiday last week and my next door nabour said she heard them during the night and when i came back she was in heat so im worried she might already be pregnant. is there any chance you could give me some advice thanks on what could happen thanks.

Answer by kate
i didn't mean to worry you.
Having kittens at 9 months has no particular health risks. it is only recommended that you wait till after a year.

if your cat is pregnant i wouldn't worry. just make sure she gets the best food available to give her the best chance of rearing a healthy litter.

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