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My female cat is trying to mate with her male kitten! The male is only 8 months old. Can she have kittens if she mates with her kitten? And, ew! It is so wrong! Mating with her kid? Ick...Should I be worried?

TAMI

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Hi
cats don't have the same social rules as us and will mate with any other cat despite the relationship. However in the wild what would normally happen is that the mother cat would chase her kittens off when they got to a certain age so that her territory doesn't become to crowded and also this allows other male cats to come.
I must admit i don't know if it is a good thing or not for them to mate as it may weaken their gene pool, best to call the vets and just get some advice over the phone or better still have your male cat neutered to prevent kittens. Best wishes
Kate
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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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