Cat Pregnancy Signs Are
Easy To Recognize
It takes three weeks before cat pregnancy signs become visible. Every cat owner will be able to recognize the symptoms.
During the first weeks of cat gestation, it's almost impossible to notice that a cat is pregnant. In general she will behave normally.
Check her nipples, if you think a cat is pregnant.
Her nipples become pink after about three weeks. This is most visible if it's the first time the queen is pregnant. From that moment it will take six weeks before the kittens arrive.
Your vet will be able to confirm if she's pregnant.
There are other cat pregnancy signs.
Pregnant queens become quieter and more loving.
They sleep more and are not interested in male cats. Heat cycles stop and a queen becomes more loving.
If your cat is used to walk outside, she will voluntarily spend more time at home during feline gestation. Here are useful pregnant cat care tips.
During pregnancy a cat will gain weight. But it lasts until the fifth week before this becomes visible.
After six weeks her nipples will also grow considerably. From then on they are filled with milk.
Your cat will want to eat more and more. This is good. Give her enough (her regular food mixed with kitten food), but don't overfeed her. A few days before birth, her appetite will decrease again.
One last thing. Sometimes a queen shows cat pregnancy symptoms, without actually being pregnant. This is called false pregnancy. However, this is quite rare.
Find out more about cat pregnancy signs and get tons of inside information in How To Take Care Of Your Pregnant Cat.