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Cat Gestation


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Definition: noun; Pregnancy period in cats; the period of development of an embryo (approximately 9 week for cats); the period of time between a female cat mating and the birth of kittens.
Pronunciation: jest-a'-shun
Also Known As: pregnancy, maternity, gestation period
Common Misspellings: gestacion,
A queen's gestation period typically runs from 57 to 69 days, with the average of 63 to 64 days. I like to use "63," because it is nine weeks, equating to human pregnancy average of nine months, making it easier to remember.
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