Is your cat pregnant? 

Pregnant cats need extra love, support, and care. 

When a mom cat gets ready to have kittens, we call it queening. Queens or female cats go into heat 2-3 weeks from spring to early fall. If you don’t want unwanted kittens, you should get your cat spayed before she’s 6 months old.

In this blog post, we will answer the question, “How long do cats stay pregnant?” in detail. 

Let’s get started.

Is My Cat Pregnant? Let’s Take a Quick Look 

The only way to confirm whether or not your kitty is pregnant for sure is by taking her to the vet. However, here are a few ways in which you can get a fair idea: 

  • Inspecting your kitty’s belly can be useful but isn’t always accurate 
  • One of the biggest giveaways of pregnancy is a swollen belly. Your cat’s belly will grow in size around day 30. Her nipples will also start to enlarge and redden 3 weeks after she conceives. 

    Additional Signs of Pregnancy in Cats

    Let’s take a look at some additional signs of pregnancy in cats, shall we?

    How Long Do Cats Stay Pregnant? 

    On average, a cat’s pregnancy can last between 63-67 days. 


    The period of pregnancy depends on various factors such as breed, age, number of kittens, etc. The shortest gestation period is of 61 days while the longest gestation period is of 73 days. 

    Do you have any questions? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. 

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