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Kitten Due Date Calculator

Your cat has been bred. Hopefully the stork is on the way… but when exactly are the kittens due to arrive? You no longer need to count on your fingers or cross out weeks on a calendar. Simply type in the date of the first day your queen was bred, and the date she will Pink Up and her Due Date will be automatically calculated for you.

How To Use Our Calculator

(1) Select the date of the FIRST day your queen was bred from the dropdown calendar in the first box on the right. It is recommended that a cat be bred over the course of no more than 3 days.

(2) Choose The Gestation Period in Days: While the average length of a cat’s pregnancy is between 63-65 days, some breeds or individual cats have a history of slightly shorter or longer pregnancies. Choose the number of days that best suits your kitty.   See Average Gestation Period Of The Cat for more information. 

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(3) Pinking Up: 21 days after first being bred, a cat’s nipples should turn pink if she is pregnant. Pinking up is the first sign a cat is pregnant. See the article titled Pinking Up  for more details.

(4) Expected Due Date: This is the date your kittens are due to be born. The earliest possible delivery of viable kittens is 5 Days before the due date. Earlier than that, even if born alive, the premature kitten is unlikely to survive because its lungs are not fully developed. The longest a cat can safely go past her due date and delivery live kittens is typically 8 days after the due date.

Good luck and may all your kittens arrive on time and be exactly what you are hoping for.

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