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The life cycle of a cat

The life cycle of a cat

The life cycle of a cat

Cats are prolific animals. This means that they can give birth to many children during their lifetime.Cats can have their first litter of kittens at a young age, six to nine months. They can produce two litters per year. Cats can continue to have kittens until around the age of twelve.
A female can mate with more than one male. She can get pregnant every time she mates. Her kittens can have different fathers, but they could be of the same litter.
A female with a gestation period of approximately sixty-five days.When kittens are newborns, their eyes are closed, so they are blind until two to three weeks of age.For a nesting site. A domestic cat may prefer the dark room of a sign or a quiet place in the garden. An outdoor or wild cat will seek shelter or perhaps a dry, quiet place under a porch. The cat's mother seeks privacy and security.

Childbirth process in cats

As she nears birth, she can become anxious or restless and lose her appetite.Once the birthing process has started, the first kitten arrives in about thirty minutes. Kittens are born fifteen to thirty minutes apart. Most females on four or more kittens per litter.
The cat mother uses a rough tongue to lick her newborn kittens. Kittens are born blind and almost deaf. They are totally helpless. Instinct drives them to start breastfeeding.

Suckling instinct in kittens

Kittens huddle under their mother's womb and know how to suck. Once they have found a place to breastfeed, the kittens returned to the same place each time they breastfeed. While breastfeeding, they continually push their legs into their mother. This kneading action instinctively helps breast milk to flow. Its milk contains the nutrients that kittens need and it also helps prevent diseases.
Kittens weigh 2 to 5 ounces (50 to 189 grams) at birth. They grow quickly and at eight days, they start to open their eyes. About two to three weeks, they can see and hear. Around the age of three, or four weeks, they can start eating solid foods, although they still need breast milk until the age of six to eight weeks. After four months, they no longer need their mother at all.
Humans can remove a kitten from its mother and reinstall it in a new house at the age of six weeks. The kittens soon start playing with their brothers and sisters. Jump, run,wrestling, and jumping help kittens develop physically, mentally and socially.They learn to climb trees to track prey. . .
Cats carry their kittens by the skin of the neck. It may sound painful, but it doesn't hurt the kitten at all. Kittens have a reflex that is automatically triggered by the move are grabbed. The mother cat then holds the stationary kitten firmly and can transport it safely.
Kittens love to play, and these brothers and sisters love to play outside and capture small animals. These survival skills are necessary for wild and outdoor cats. Pets don't need these skills to survive, but such a game enriches their lives. Pet cats continue to play long into adulthood, especially if their owners encourage them.

Adult age is more important in cats 

Some experts believe that the age of five months marks the end of a cat's childhood. This means that cat live many years in adulthood. Wild cats and outdoor pets are exposed to a wide range of hazards - other animals that can harm them or spread disease, bad weather and cars. If they are lucky, they live for ten years.Pets in need of care may live seize or more. A ten-year-old cat is equal to a human in his sixties.
Old age can be a problem for cats. They can contract the same diseases as humans, such as diabetes, and kidney failure. Most cats may also suffer from hearing, or vision loss. They can become nervous, especially from loud noises or any change in their environment. More cats tend to lead a quiet life and sleep even more than younger cats. Pet owners must be particularly sensitive to their needs. No matter how old they are, all cats need care, love and Regular veterinary checks.

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