Ok, I know people will not like this, and I honestly don't care.
I've been working with animal shelters and rescuing abused rats for 2 years now and seeing so many people breeding their pets just because they think babies are cute / want to keep only one of them / think it's too complicated to separate sexes / just don't care about their animals and think the new ones will just replace the old ones as if they were objects really saddens me.
When you're breeding your pets, the newborns somehow "steal" homes from all the animals already awaiting for a home. And I really mean it.
Sure, you'll give the babies to your friends or you've already found good families for them, or maybe you'll keep them all, but why not adopting a homeless animal instead? Why being selfish and wanting to see babies while you could be saving an animal who may be put to sleep anyday if no one adopts it?
Why not just getting an animal from a responsible breeder who has real breeding ethics (paying attention to animals health/behavior/longevity instead of just "how look, pretty colors and markings !!!" ) if you can't find one in a shelter?
Your animal does not feel the need to have babies, this is anthropomorphism. Babies are cute, right. But there are also abandonned babies in animal shelters, rescue litters, kittens, pups, baby rodents, etc...
Animal shelters are full of animals (not only cats and dogs but rodents, reptiles, birds, farm animals, etc...), they actually can't house all the abandonned ones so they have to put many of them to sleep. Don't say that's not true, I've worked there, I know what happens. Do not participate to the mass-killing of animals by breeding your pets.Have your pets spayed or neutered, please... Respect animals and their lives.
If you don't want to neuter your pets then don't allow them to roam with the opposite sex.
If you let your non-neutered cat roam in the streets, he will most likely mate with dozens of stray cats, which only adds to the already overwhelming amount of stray animals. Plus your cat could catch the FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) or FELV (feline leukosis) when mating with a sick stray cat, do you really want this to happen?
I don't think so.
Go visit an animal shelter, open your eyes please, I know baby animals are cute but is it really worth risking yet another life just for the sake of cute faces ? I don't think so.
To make my point more clear : I have nothing against GOOD breeders who have responsible ethics and breed animals according to their health/longevity but seeing kids breeding their cats (or any other animal) because "the kittens are sooooo cute" and people refusing to neuter their animals while they let them roam free in the streets and mate with other animals (which contributes to the insane amount of homeless animals) makes me SICK.
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Eyes photos are from my own photographs of rescue rats :