The feral life of a cat
is a hard one as they often find themselves pitted against
disease, dogs, traffic and even angry humans. The average
lifespan is is about one and one-half years. Each female
can be responsible for eight to twelve kittens per year and
the males even more.
For example, one female
can reasonably have 2 female kittens in any litter and 2
litters per year after she becomes 6 months of age. When
we use these numbers as an example, then female kittens born
every 6 months (from mom and her progeny) expand exponentially:
x 3 = 6 x 3 = 18
x 3 = 54 x 3 = 162
x 3 = 486
If we add all of the kittens born every
6 months we get a total of 728 kittens born to this family
in only 3 years time! And this is only counting the female
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