The average litter size for cats is 4-6 kittens. But litter size varies based on the cat's breed, age, and health.
While rare, some cats can have very large litters of up to 14 kittens. This is more common in certain breeds.
Some breeds like Siamese have smaller litters around 3-4 kittens. Maine Coons often have litters of 5-6 kittens.
Older and younger cat moms tend to have smaller litters. Prime kitten breeding age is 1-8 years old.
Only healthy, well-nourished cats should be bred. Poor health leads to smaller litters.
An unspayed female cat can have 2-3 litters per year. Spaying prevents unwanted litters.
Proper nutrition, health checks, and attentive birthing help maximize healthy kitten litter sizes.