Rusty-Spotted Cat

Rusty-Spotted Cat

Rusty-spotted cats mate year-round, but 50% of their young are born between July and October.

Rusty-spotted cats mate year-round.

Data indicates that 50% of young are born between July and October, which is not enough to consider rusty spotted cats seasonal breeders.

Captive individuals are recorded to begin mating activity at anywhere from 1 to 72 days after introduction with an average of 7.8 days. In 49% of first introductions, mating occurred within 4 days. There is no evidence that the time between introduction of the male and mating has anything to do with the age of the female, time elapsed from the weaning, physical characteristics of the male, or the season.


Image | © Tambako the Jaguar (Emmanuel Keller), All Rights Reserved
Sources | (Dmoch, 1997; Miles, 2013; Sunquist and Sunquist, 2002)

Learn More About the Rusty-Spotted Cat

Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: