If you ever asked a question concerning your cat’s nipples, you will find the answers here. You may be wondering… “Who the heck would be talking about cat nipples!?”. Well, I guess I am and plenty of people are curious! I know it is a funny subject but you may learn something new. So here are the most common questions asked on Google about feline nipples! Woo!

Do Male Cats Have Nipples?

YES! Like other male mammals, male cats have nipples too! It is believed that the nipples are developed in the womb of mammals before the sex is determined. This is why males have nipples, even though they don’t really have any purpose.

How Many Nipples Does a Cat Have?

There isn’t one set answer for this. Cats almost always have an even amount but cats have been known to have odd amounts as well. As for the number, cats can have as little as 4, but as many as 10! The average numbers being 6. Yes, this includes male cats as well! Some kittens from the same litter may have different amounts. You can have 2 kittens with 6 nipples and 4 kittens with 8 nipples. Sex doesn’t change the number, but purely genetics.

Is Nipple Size a Sign of Pregnancy?

Sure is! When a female cat is pregnant, much like other mammals, her nipples will change. Around 35 days, her nipples will become bright pink and larger. This is because the breasts are preparing to feed the kittens. Everything swells up and becomes sensitive.

Where Are Cat Nipples Located?

When looking for a cat’s nipples, you have to look on the belly. Unlike humans, cats have nipples below the chest area. You will find them in even rows an inch or two away from the pelvis. Because of fur, it may be hard to find all of them but two can be found on the fine fur lining of the lower belly.

Photo source - The Mad Cat Lady

Do Cats Leak Milk? Is It Normal?

Just like pregnant women, pregnant cats can leak milk just the same! This is actually quite common and normal. You may see her licking it off but do not worry, it is perfectly fine. She likely doesn’t like her fur being wet. Leaking nipples doesn’t necessarily mean your cat is close to giving birth. It can happen anytime throughout the pregnancy but it is more likely to happen the closer to birthing she is.

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Ann Warner
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Ann Warner

Hi! Lately my male orange tabby has been really licking one of his lower nipples. He makes a little
sound that I can’t compare it to . Harley’s mouth kind of goes around in a circular motion, seemingly the same as a man would do with a woman except he’s smoothing the fur as far away from the actual nub (?) as possible . He’s got to be making it raw with that rough tongue 😢Any advice would be greatly appreciated by both of us 😊 He would have sent this himself but he’s just had his nails done😉😉Okay, not really. My quirky humor!!

Tyler
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Tyler

How old are cats when they get their nipples usually?

Amber
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Amber

Is there a way to find out how many kittens our cat has had based on how many nipples are full of milk

Barbara Davis
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Barbara Davis

My cat lost all but one of her nipples while nursing her kittens. The kittens are now 5 months old and she is pregnant again. Will her nipples grow back again in time to nurse her new kittens?

Nia
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Nia

Ok so my cat just had some kittens now there about 7 months and I think she is pregnant again. The other day after I feed my cats I found that one threw up all of the food they ate (not sure which because I have multiple) Also i walked in on my kittens trying to drink milk from thier mother and they usually dont do that especially not 3 at the same time and i pulled them off if her and it was wet around her nipples and they look very pink and bigger than usual. My other femalw cats have white or very light pink nipples …could she be pregnant.

Mochi
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Mochi

Hi there,
I have a very spoiled 2 yr old that has always been indoors. Today I noticed that one of her nipples was a dark brown, the others are pink. The surrounding are is a dark brown as well. About the size of a penny. I don’t believe it was like this before, but has recently just occurred. She was spayed when she was 3 – 4 months old. I tried cleaning it and it’s not coming off, it really just looks like a mole. I don’t think it painful because she doesn’t react when I touch it.

Any ideas on what this could be?

Leah
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Leah

My cat gave birth 2 days ago and one of the kittens is really sick and won’t suckle the other 4 are fine. Her nipple are really red and gummie.I took the 4 kittens out and put the sickly one in but I realised her nipples are white and dry what does that mean?

Kathleen
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Kathleen

So I adopted 2 male kittens. One of them (Robbie) sucks on the other’s (Roscoe) nipples. Robbie is growing and putting on weight better and faster than Roscoe. Why is that? Could it be because Robbie is getting milk from Roscoe? Could that stunt Roscoe’s growth?

Michelle
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Michelle

My cat one 3 yrs old not fixed was laying in her belly I noticed some bruising around a couple of her nipples. She never has been around. A male cat. Should I be concerned

Caroline
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Caroline

Not sure if this has been asked before. But I have a 3 year old female cat who is not fixed but has never been pregnant. We have recently taken in a small male kitty at 4 weeks old and is now 16 weeks. He has been feeding on our females nipples since day one and nothing as has occurred to her nipples. We are now noticing that that they are discharging white fluid and unsure if we should be concerned. Any ideas if this is normal or if we should get her checked?