Normal Values and Characteristics of Cats
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

The following table provides information on the reproduction and normal physiologic values of cats. Most of the values are given in ranges, and depending upon the source, you may find somewhat different ranges provided elsewhere.

Normal Temperature (ºF) Normal Heart Rate (beats per minute) Respiratory Rate (breaths per minute) Puberty (months) Length of Pregnancy (days) Litter Size Weaning Age
Adult:
100 - 102.5

Newborn Kitten:
96 - 97

Adult:
145 - 200

Newborn Kitten:
Over 200

Adult:
20 - 40

Newborn Kitten:
15 - 35

4 - 12 58 - 65 4 - 6 Start at 4 weeks

Completed at 6 - 8 weeks