Is it normal for a cat to only have one kitten?
If a female cat has had several litters yes it is normal for her to have only one kitten and indication the cat is having too many litters. And she needs to be spayed.
It isn't normal, but it isn't out of the question either, and here is why.
Cats mate differently from most other mammals. When they go into heat, it just means they are ready to get pregnant. They only release an egg when they mate with a male cat, and even that isn't guaranteed. So if you cat only mated once with a male, it is likely to only have one kitten. If your cat mated several times with a male (or several males, which does happen), your cat will likely have multiple kittens. Their ovaries can only release so many eggs per heat cycle, so that is also why if a cat mates, let's say fifteen times in one heat cycle, they won't have fifteen kittens; they will only have four-six, for example. And as the person said above, the more litters a cat has had, the less eggs it will release.
Well, I was told that you start feeding a kitten adult cat food at 9 months. So I would gather a kitten becomes a cat at 9 months of age :) (not long enough I say) Cats stop most of their growing at one year, but they are only considered 'fully mature' until they are 7 years, or about 51 years in cat years.
Why doesn't it say anything about the scientific name for a kitten or cat when i typed in my quesetion it only shows what is the scientific for a house cat and other stupid stuff?
If your looking for a specific species of cat, try typing in the specie's specific name. The name "cat" may be too general for what you are searching for. Also, a cat and a kitten are one in the same. A kitten is simply a young cat: not a subspecies or separate species of cat. If you're looking for the family the cat species belongs to, the scientific term for that is known as Felidae.
When a cat and her oldest kitten from a previous litter have a litter of kitten's around the same time is it normal for the cat to steal or feed the kittens?
Can my cat still have babies in her belly after giving birth to only one kitten about twenty four hours ago?
Cat litters normally contain an even number of kittens because cats have two uteri that are connected to a single birth canal at the back end of the cat; a cat uterus will hold two kittens, so you usually get four kitties. There's nothing that says each uterus HAS to hold two fetuses; some cats will have one in one side and two in the other, othertimes you'll get two out of one side and…
Is your cat(the older one) a male? If so he is doing this because of jealousy and/or spite. Male cats do not usually attack kittens. Just like people the kitten(child) may have done something to upset the cat making it hiss. Then later the cat forges the kitten for whatever it is the kitten may have done, hence the nicer show of behaviours.
I don't have a kitten right now (but im trying to get one) but I did have three cats before and I believe that whats happening is that when the kitten was spayed the hormonal chemicals in the kitten were mostly taken out of the kitten which made the kittens scent change dramatically. There for the kitten has a totally different scent and believe it or not nice cat or mean cats every cat is…
If a cat only has one kitten, it usually means only one egg was fertilized. This could be due to old age, being way too young, fertility problems, or bad health. There could have been other fetuses, but again, they could be lost for numerous reasons. If the cat is not of proper age, is unhealthy, etc, they could abort the kittens. Also, the male cat could have had a low sperm count, lowering the…
A kitten cat eat adult cat food at any age; the main difference between kitten food and adult cat food is the caloric content. Kittens need more calories in order to properly grow and develop into a full-grown, adult feline. Kitten food is supposed to aid in this process by being more calorie-dense with more vitamins; however, it is often more expensive and less economical. One could theoretically feed more servings of adult cat food…