The time of year when a large number of kitten litters are born is known as kitten season. The exact time of year is determined by the climate and the climate of the year in question. Between April and October, most parts of the United States experience kitten season. Cats and kittens flood shelters all around the country at this time of year.
A litter is a group of kittens that a female cat can have as a result of a pregnancy that she has. A cat can have anywhere from 4 to 8 kittens on average. The cat population grows quicker than the dog population because a cat can produce 4-8 kittens per year on average and can be pregnant multiple times a year. It's for this reason that it's so crucial to spay or neuter your cat.
During a single pregnancy, a cat can have multiple litters. Cats can have interactions with numerous male cats, get pregnant by multiple male kittens, and have multiple litters at the same time during the normal 7-day period when they are in heat — meaning they can give birth to cats with different fathers at the same time! In seven years, a single female cat and their kittens can produce 420,000 more cats🤯
Ensure that your cats are spayed or neutered as soon as possible to help with kitten season. Even indoor-only cats can benefit from this. Cats, as we all know, can be very sneaky. It only takes a split second for your cat to flee and reappear pregnant.