The cat population is astronomical. Most experts agree that average cat owners should spawn their cat, not breed it. There are still people who want to have their pet litter. But there is a lot to think about before planning a cat family.
There are five things you should know:
1. It takes time. You will need to clean the socket every day for two months. You should keep an eye on the kittens and monitor their development – you will not have time for the holidays.
2. It takes up space. It is not worth breeding if you have a 3 room apartment. Your family members should agree to your plan to have kittens. You can’t lock these little fur balls. They will be everywhere – in your partner’s studio, in your baby’s bedroom, in your kitchen, in your bathroom.
3. Take responsibility. Do you know in advance that you will find a good home for your kittens? Some of your friends or relatives will say “Yes, dear, I’ll take one of them.” But one or the other can change their mind as soon as the moment is close. Do you want to keep a kitten that no one wants?
4. Education is needed. Have you thought about what can happen at birth? Do you know how to cut the umbilical cord? What should I do if my newborn baby is left with a fluid-filled bag? What materials do you need? How do I know when section c is needed? What to feed a pregnant cat?
5. Need money. Kittens cost more money than you probably think. It’s not just about food. Even if you are recovering from pregnancy without the help of a veterinarian, you should vaccinate and clean them.
Yes, there is a lot to think about! However, if you really want to breed, make sure you get the right information so you are prepared for the best and the worst.