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My cat has been in heat for the last 3 weeks. I am concerned because she isn't bleeding, but her behavior is unusual. :shock: She positions herself like she is waiting for a male suitor. She puts her legs out, her tail up over her body, and her butt low to the ground. She meow/groans and rolls around whenever she isn't sleeping. Which means, she has been like this everyday, all day :shock: for the last 3 weeks. I want to know if anyone else has had a similar situation :?:
 

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Female cats do not bleed when in heat...dogs do however cats do not.

I think it is very common for them to go into and stay into heat for a long time. How old is your kitty?
I have even heard of girl cats urinateing to put the sent out for a male cat.
It is very stressfull for them, and can cause health problems. Not to mention even if they are not outside cats, when in heat the find a wat to get out. My Minnie just had four kittens from an accedental pregnancy..and she is a strickly indoor cat!

The best thing to do is get her fixed as soon as possible, I will give you a couple links
http://www.spayusa.org
http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html
 

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Thank you for your reply. I was concerned about my Jitterbug's health. She is only about a year old. She is an indoor cat, and she often perches herself on the window and looks for other cats. My husband and I had talked about letting her have a litter before we fix her. I want her to experience motherhood, before we just take it away. I wondered if a playmate would be beneficial for her because she is very attached to my husband and I, and I wonder if maybe she needs interaction with another cat to balance her. My goal is for her to have an awesome emotional, physical, mental well being. She really is my baby. Thank you for the links, I know Jitterbug thanks you too.
 

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Unless your cat is registered, it is not necessary and not a good idea
to allow her to have kittens. I used to breed Siamese cats, but when my female came in heat and stayed in heat for several weeks, I sent her to the vet. She had an infection and had to be spayed. Normally, a female will be in heat for a week to ten days, and if not bred, will come back in heat as soon as two weeks. They can also get pregnant while nursing kittens.

I know how wonderful kittens are, but thousands of cats and kittens are waiting in shelters for homes, and thousands more are put to sleep. Unfortunately, many people do not appreciate life and beauty for its own sake, and don't put value on anything they don't pay for. Please read the thread in Cat Chat about Free to a Good Home. It is horrible what happens to those animals. And the people who come for a kitten
will often bring their children, ask many questions and act as if they absolutely love the kitten--before they sell it for research!

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I've heard it to be for a few weeks but Jeannie is right, it would be best to spay your cat as soon as possible. Im sure you want her to have babies and be a mother but many animals need a home already and its so sad if you had to give away the kitties and have them euthanized at the shelter b/c there was no room for them. I hope you take it into consideration and good luck with your kitty, I hear they get pretty crazy when in heat!
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I agree with KitKat and Jeanie. As nice and exciteing as it is to have kittens it really does add to the problem. There are so many cats that need a home already.
Also I had a really hard time giveing away Minnies kittens. She had four, I am keeping two and sent two kittens to new homes last week. I picked the best homes possible for them and I know the people who adopted them will take care of them. However I cried when each kitten left, it was very hard and emotinal for me.
 

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Your cat does not need to experience motherhood in order to be a happy, well adjusted, emotionally sound female. Most likely she would benefit from having a companion though. Her behavior sounds like she desires another cat around. My best advice is to spay her and give her a friend. :)
 

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Definitely. Poor little girl is itchin' for some action. ;) But she can still be a happy kitty without being a mother -- and Jeanie was definitely right about how it is not necessarily a good idea to have kittens if your cat isn't registered. Definitely not just because you want her to experience motherhood -- she will be fine if she doesn't.
 

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Funny story actually...

When I first got her (ad in the paper), the lady told me she was male - and I didn't know how to check and the kitten was so young that I took her word for it.

I was having trouble coming up with a name, until about a week later... I was sitting on my bed doing college homework listening to the Grateful Dead. The song St. Stephen came on and "he" started running around an meowing, standing on my feet to get my attention, and yowling some more. I thought it was cute and went back to the books. The cd ran its course and came back to that song. "He" had been quiet, but when it came on again, he stood up, meowed once very loudly, jumped onto the bed, into my lap and went to sleep. So I decided that's what he wanted.

Not long after, I discovered that St. Stephen had female parts, but what can you do? She picked the name out! :? :p
 

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That's a great story! She didn't want to be gender-named, and that's what she got. She spoke her mind. Go Stephen!
 
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