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Well, we are kind of stumped.

We still don't know if Miss Frostina (*sigh*) is pregnant. Her nipples very slightly got pinker (more just skin color pink; but a shade or two pinker than the white-ish they were before), but not enough to really be able to "call it". Her belly is rounder and rather firm, but she has been eating a lot, so....

We have had her for 21 days now, and she has not gone into heat. I would think that if she wasn't pregnant, she would have already gone into heat at some point, right?

I have literally zero experience in this particular area!

(On a side note, she is very happy and active, and loves to play, eat, and be brushed!)
 

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That is great to know that they will be taken care of no matter what and if it turns out she is not pregnant then I am sure a shelter near you will have some siblings she can love in need of a home.

Cats don't cycle monthly, I had a cat ( as a child) that had 3 litters over 3 years.
And the cat I missed fixing before my daughter let her out didn't go into heat until she was 1 and then it was about 6 weeks between them and they were really short.
Both her daughter that I kept went into heat earlier than one , but are fixed now[emoji]128527[/emoji].
The vet could xray then you'd know how many you were getting.
Best of luck
I went from 1 young cat (2 had passed of health problemsthe year before ) to 2; I picked her ou and we had just 2 cats for about 10 months, to 3 (October)took in a moving friends 5 yr old cat, to 4 soon teen brings home kitten (December) to 9 (kittens born in may) to 10 (caged stray tnr in basement).
We are down to 6 now trn released into barn population
One kitten re homed
Mother cat went missing in fall possibly coyotes got her
December kitten wes lost Fevl related illness.

I have read some about cat gene that and other genetics that onecatovertheline was going on about previously still think you could get a van lookalike from calico genes. Member saurther and others give great kitten advice in the pregnancy & kitten form .
Again goid luck
 
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Thanks!
I don't know anything about cats heat cycles (just what a generic Google search tells me! haha). Interesting stuff!

If she is pregnant, and has a calico... my daughter will be thrilled. That will complete our collection of rainbow kitties in her mind


Today her nipples are all a little easier to find, and slightly plumper. Still the same pink color, but not bright. I don't know if it's because she's just getting her coat into shape (brushing, licking, etc) from better nutrients, or what.
 
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So here her nipples today. I can't get over the size and shape; but they definitely aren't the classic bright pink/red I hear about.

Could she just have larger nipples from having kittens before, or something like that?

All my boy cats have teeny little dot nipples (yes, I checked lol), so these stand out to me.

Am I reading too much into this? haha


 

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Hmm. I'm with you. I think she is probably pregnant. Thank you for taking in all of these kitties. Welcome to TCS, fellow cat lover! [emoji]128522[/emoji]
 

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Beautiful cat! I think she is pregnant. Just wait and see [emoji]128522[/emoji][emoji]128522[/emoji] u remind me of myself 2 months ago when I used to keep checking my females nipples to get sure if she was pregnant and she was XD and welcome
 

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Following to see if she is pregnant and of course to see kitten pictures if/when the time comes. [emoji]128521[/emoji]
 
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Thanks all!
I hate playing the waiting game!

But I will keep you posted! And if we do wind up with kittens, there will be lots of pictures.
 
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So Miss Kitty plumped up the past few days, like significantly so! So much so that even my non-observant husband gently picked her up and noticed a difference.


But I started feeding her kitten kibble a week or two ago (instead of the regular hairball formula the others get [side note: they all also get canned wet food]), as I read that is what you should do for pregnant kitties for extra nutrients. So she's either suddenly getting fat... or she's at that 4-5 week mark of her pregnancy.
 
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Well, I celebrated too soon.
She's not pregnant. :ohwell:
She just gained a little weight right at that point.
We would be about 2 weeks from delivery at this point- and she's the same size she was weeks ago. Nipples are the same, no round belly, no belly movement.
So no babies! That's okay though. Disappointing, but okay. :)
And now she will be spayed...
 

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Well, it's best that you know now. She'll be better off spayed. Do you have it set up yet?
 

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Great that you'll be having her spayed. Perhaps you'll consider fostering a pregnant mom in the future.
 
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Yes, we will be getting her spayed asap. Our normal vet that we love costs like $400 dollars :eek2: but a local place that takes care of strays will price it according to income, so it'll be like $50 bucks there! There is quite a waiting list, though, so it'll be a few weeks (or more!). But it'll happen, don't worry. We are lifelong responsible pet owners. :salute:

I like that idea, talkingpeanut! However, my daughter (who is 7 and seriously obsessed with cats) wouldn't be able to let them go! We are at 5 cats right now, so no more!! haha
 
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