My non-spayed cat ran out yesterday (first time in two years) and she had been having signs of being in heat the day before (meowing) and yesterday (scratching at the door to go out, but she does this sometimes when she wants to go out even if she is not in heat). I read up on it and I have found some contradictory information:
1. The cat will vocalize loudly. This “calling” may go on for several days, unless she mates.
2. If your female cat does not mate, she will go into oestrus as often as every two to three weeks, for several months each year, until she either mates or is spayed.
- how then can she get pregnant from multiple males, as point 4 suggests?
3. Ovulation will usually occur within 20 to 50 hours after mating, and the eggs are viable (capable of being fertilized) for approximately one day. The eggs are fertilized in the oviduct, and then make their way to the uterus via the uterine horn, implanting in the uterine lining within 10 to 12 days.
- Does this mean the first time she has sex she won’t get pregnant, that it will only stimulate ovulation???
4.A Litter can contain Kittens from Multiple Sires. On the street, a queen may mate with two or more tom cats over the length of the estrus cycle – up to 21 days, with an average of seven days.
-How can this be if 2 above is correct???
There are now two cats outside (not sure if the are neutered or not) and our male un-neutered cat inside (we are planning to mate them at one point (even though they have been left together during multiple heats they haven’t managed to have sex, it appears he doesn’t know what to do…). He keeps hissing and staring at the other two cats from the window. She is still raising her rear end.
Yes, both the cats are pedigreed cats with Champion bloodlines.