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What is a female cat called?

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Female cats are typically referred to as "Molly" or "Queen." The term "Queen" is more suitable for cats that are nursing or pregnant, as it portrays more of a motherly tone.

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What is a female cat called?
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If the specific cat in mention is currently raising kittens or is a soon-to-be mother, the term "Queen" would be an acceptable title, but female cats that aren't nursing or pregnant are typically referred to as a "Molly," which connotes less of a motherly feel. Additionally, the lesser-known term "Dam" is reserved exclusively for rare or purebred female felines during the act of recording or maintaining ancestral records for cat breeding.

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