Cat Sexual Behavior ...mating seasons, estrus (heat) time-frames - sexual maturity in cats

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sexual maturity in cats - Mating and Pregnancy: Sexual Maturity in Cats


At around 6 months or so, you may notice the beginnings of a tomcat's classic hormonal behavioral patterns. For example, a male cat may display aggressive behaviors at this time, perhaps attempting to fight with other cats in your household. Other signs of maturity include urine spraying to communicate with female cats. Sexual Maturity in Cats. * The testes of males may become visible as early as 4 weeks of age. In domestic cats, males reach full sexual maturity, if they remain unaltered, between 9 and 12 months of age. * Most females reach sexual maturity at around 10 months of age, although instances of much earlier pregnancies have been recorded.

The normal age for onset of sexual maturity in female cats is 6 to 9 months of age, but some cats begin as early as 4 or 5 months which can surprise their owners. In most parts of the USA, the typical “breeding season” of cats lasts from late January or February through September. Mar 02, 2007 · male cats & sexual maturity? Discussion in 'Pregnant Cats and Kitten Care' started by autumnblueangel, Mar 2, 2007. Mar 2, 2007 #1. autumnblueangel Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat. 143 1. Oct 29, 2005 Australia. I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this, but I scanned the list a dozen times and couldn't find anywhere more.