If your cat is acting strangely or has any of these symptoms, she may be in heat. Cats go into heat for the first time typically when they are 5-6 months old. A cat will be in heat (receptive to mating and able to become pregnant) for up to two weeks, and then go out of heat. But, two weeks later, she will go back into heat again if she has not been mated, and this cycling in and out of heat will continue for several months. This often leads to a frustrated cat and a frustrated owner. Heat cycles in cats occur twice a year, and cats will often at some point in time escape outside in order to mate, resulting in an unwanted litter of kittens.
Mar 05 2015