If I have 4 cats from a litter, and never got around to neuter/spaying them, can the 1 male mate with all 3 females in the same month?
I PLAN ON SPAY/NEUTERING THEM, and they're 3 months, so not old enough to mate yet, but is it possible?
- OcimomLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Absolutely YES. Kittens as young as 4-5 months old are capable of breeding and getting pregnant. At that age if the females were pregnant, they would likely die giving birth as they are too young and little to safely deliver kittens. IF they did survive that, then its more likely they would kill or neglect the newborn as they would not be mature enough to know what to do.
Contact your local rescue places for lower cost vets. Many vets will give a discount if you bring them all in together to be done at the same time.
- nikki1234Lv 71 month ago
by 6-months they will all go into heat. like they say, maybe even as early as 5-months.
instinct is a great thing, the cats do not need lessons to reproduce, they just keep trying until they get it right. if they see another tom mate, and they do come around for females in heat, then they watch and learn, so mating goes even faster.
- BeverlyLv 61 month ago
Yes and they will. Call your Vet and talk with them about spaying and neutering as soon as it is possible and at what age, the females can come into heat before you know it, please help prevent any more byb animals and genetically messed up kittens. Good Luck!
- SimplytheFACTSLv 71 month ago
if they all stay inside, probably easiest to deal with the male at 4 months and the females within the next couple of months....dealing with the male will protect the 3 females until they are all taken care of...and the male surgery is easier.
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- PAMELALv 71 month ago
You should rehome the kittens and have any other cats in your home neutered or spayed.
- CattitudeLv 51 month ago
Yes, it's a certainty they will mate. They are all old enough right now to go get them fixed.
- Kiss Me KateLv 71 month ago
absolutely--cats are pretty incestuous and once an intact male becomes sexually mature-he will go after all of the others....
- EvaLv 71 month ago
Of course it's possible. He will mate with them as often as possible. If you're strapped for cash, neuter him first.
- Nekkid Truth!Lv 71 month ago
Of course its possible. As each female comes into heat, he WILL mate with them
- Anonymous1 month ago
Yes. Sperm is cheap. Males can produce lots of sperms daily, and they can impregnate many females within the breeding season. Females can get pregnant once and have to give birth before becoming pregnant again.
There is a well known biological phenomenon known as Coolidge Effect, and it describes the fact that a male can mate with multiple females, especially if they are different ones.
A quote from the Wikipedia:
The term "Coolidge effect" was first suggested by behavioral endocrinologist Frank A. Beach in 1958. He attributed the neologism to:
… an old joke about Calvin Coolidge when he was President … The President and Mrs. Coolidge were being shown [separately] around an experimental government farm. When [Mrs. Coolidge] came to the chicken yard she noticed that a rooster was mating very frequently. She asked the attendant how often that happened and was told, "Dozens of times each day." Mrs. Coolidge said, "Tell that to the President when he comes by." Upon being told, the President asked, "Same hen every time?" The reply was, "Oh, no, Mr. President, a different hen every time." President: "Tell that to Mrs. Coolidge."