you will also know when you start getting"wake up" calls at all hours of the night from all the toms that come out of the woodwork. some from miles away . male cats go through the threatening stage before they actually attack each other. and its definately NOT like listening to the waves at the ocean. a few nights of going through it ,the normalest people can become stark raving lunatics. do yourself a favor and get your cat spayed .its better for the cat an cheaper than having to supply your entire neighborhood with sleeping pills and earplugs ! :)
Cats seem to go into first heat about the same time dogs do, at around 6 to 8 months, give or take. I speak from personal experience when I say few things are more annoying than an unaltered cat of either sex. I had a college roommate that had a young female cat go into heat and I swear, she yowled non-stop and gyrated her hips at everything for a week. Not a simple "Mrow?" We're talking "Ywooooowwwwmrrrrrllllllllll". Constantly. It was maddening.
And feral male cats started appearing out of the woodwork, sitting on our windowsill outside the apartment.. Cat fights erupted constantly...
Unlike dogs, which go into heat 2x a year (once a year for some breeds) cats go into heat about every 21 days. It lasts for about a week. I've heard that the longer a cat goes without mating, the more frequently it will go into heat. So she may start out going into heat every 21 days, then it goes every 14 days... Basically a week in heat, and a week off.... and rinse, repeat. I am not sure if this is true or not, my sanity would never survive that long.
I have Himmy's and persians..and they dont come on like regular cats do..They are not as crazy and noisy as some I have seen in my day...I have 2 now..and they are both in heat at the same time..They are affectionalte and roll a bit on the ground..and might just crouch in the position and I had one who used to but up to your leg...yuck..but..It is evident in any case that SOMETHING is going on...And if you dont want kitties...Please dont let her out..they are not like dogs..if they do it..they ARE knocked up..no questions asked...So...be careful...Take care..Hope you can get some sleep..Oh..And I have found that thye come in heat more oftern if they are not bred..like every month or so..so..if your not breeding a specific kind or dont want to perpetuate the kitty race...get her fixed..cuz this will happen all the time..not just 2 times a year..every 4 to 6 weeks..come rain or shine...If they get bred..they dont come in as often...or they might come in right after delivery...that is why 1 cat can make such a dent in the overpopulation....So..food for thought...I hope that answered the question...cya
I am getting both of them spayed however they have FIV and I was told the surgery may through them into full blown "AIDS". I talked to my vet and she said it could but normally it is trauma to the cat that would do that and this isn't really trauma. She said she would do it so she is on Monday actually. But one has been whining some lately and I wasn't sure if it was that or if something else is wrong with her. Being that she has FIV it could be anything. She could just be uncomfortable in general if the disease is getting worse. Well she is going to the vet on Monday so Iím sure they will let me know if something is wrong.
Yes, they have to be indoor to ensure they won't infect other cats. Since FIV is transferable through saliva and blood a good cat fight could infect others and I wouldn't want to do that to any other cats. These kittens were born with the disease their mother had it. Their life span is 6-8 years. I was thinking about getting leashes and taking them for walks once they are fixed. i don't want to take them out until then just in case.