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Hi i have across bengal kitty who is a year old who has mated with my glitterglam male bengal, we didnt intend on breeding just yet but they have anyway we are unsure if she is pregnant or not as she has a big belly and i muself have felt some movement in her belly and i had a listern to her belly and it sounds like water filled bibbles, her nipples are still small, i read on the web that her nipples should be big and pink, how many weeks could she be? Thank you for reading.

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Vicki,

Did you witness a breeding?  If so, you count from the second day after the breeding to 21 days. At this time the nipples usually get bright pink and protrude more. This phenomenon only lasts a couple of days, so you have to be right on top of it.

The nipples do not become bigger until a few weeks into the pregnancy, so until it is 5 or 6 or more weeks into it, the nipples may not really change much.

Cat gestation is normally 63 to 68 days, with 63 being a normal minimum and 68 being a normal maximum. You do not want to wait past 68 days!!!!!!!!!!

Please let me know if you have any more questions.

Best regards... Norm.  

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Norman Auspitz

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I can answer most non-veterinary questions about cats. My particular expertise is pedigree cats, breeding and showing. However, I am versed in feline behavior, cat breeds and their characteristics, general feline husbandry, and the like.

Experience

I judged for the Canadian Cat Association from 1975 until 1982. I am currently an approved allbreed judge for the Cat Fanciers'' Association (the world''s largets cat registry), and have been judging for them since 1991. I have been breeding pedigreed cats since 1971 and have been exhibiting pedigreed cats in shows since 1970. I obtained my first pedigreed cat in 1970 and have never looked back. In 1971, I obtained my first Abyssinian which has become my primary breed. In addition, I have bred Manx and Persians. Currently, besides the Abyssinians, I am also breeding Maine Coons.


Organizations
Cat Fanciers'' Association, inc. (CFA) and the Manx, Maine Coon, and Abyssinian breed councils. I am currently Abyssinian breed council secretary.

Publications
Cat Fancy Magazine, The Abyssinian Chapter in The Cat Fanciers'' Association Complete Cat Book, and Articles for various editions of The Cat Fanciers'' Association Yearbook

Education/Credentials
I received a B.S. from Drexel University in 1968, a M.Math from University of Waterloo, in 1970, a Ph.D. from University of Waterloo in 1975, and a MBA from McMaster University in 1980. I received my approved allbreed judging status in the Cat Fanciers'' Association in 1999.

Awards and Honors
We have produced a number of Cat Fanciers'' Association (CFA) National winning Abyssinian and Maine Coons. We have produced a number of Abyssinian and Maine Coon Distinguished Merit females (an award for a top producing cat), including the first Distinguished Merit Abyssinian in the red (sorrel) color. I am the CFA Abyssinian breed council secretary and belong and/or hold office in a number of cat clubs. I am also a member of the CFA Judges Association.

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