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The 15 most surprising animal pregnancies in the world

Pregnancies in the animal world are the most varied. Sharks, elephants and polar bears are some of the animals with the most surprising pregnancies , either because of the length of their gestation period or because of the peculiarities of childbirth. If at times it seems that 9 months is a long time, imagine around 3 years, like the eel shark!

If we talk about the pregnancy of the most common pets, that is, dogs and cats, the former usually gestate for about 9 weeks, and the number of offspring also varies depending on the breed . For example, a Chihuahua usually has an average of two or three pups, while a Labrador, on the other hand, can have nine or ten puppies.

Second, the pregnancy of the cats also lasts nine weeks , and you will notice that the female is preparing in the two previous weeks, approximately, for the birth. She will “build” her place (perhaps by constantly repositioning her blankets, moving her bed around…) and she will want to be calm and as quiet as possible.

In the cases of these two pets, we always advocate sterilization when possible, to prevent possible unwanted litters, which are the cause of a large number of dog and cat abandonments. In addition, in the case of cats it is especially necessary, as they suffer a lot during their times of heat and we will also prevent them from becoming “escapist” cats.

As for other very popular pets, such as birds, gestation varies greatly from bird to bird. The most common birds in our homes, such as canaries and parakeets, have their peculiarities. In the case of canaries, it is advisable to separate the male and the female, as the male may want to copulate incessantly and the situation stresses the female, something not recommended.

But these are the most common cases, the ones we know best and the ones we are used to. What are those pregnancies in the animal kingdom that are out of the ordinary and about which we hardly know anything? We bring you the most surprising ones.

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