11/10/05

How old is the Kitty? Determine the Kitten's Age

Orphaned Kitten Care

How old is the Kitty? Orphaned Kitty Care

Determining Kitten's Age

Under one week: Eyes shut, ears flat to head, skin looks pinkish. Part of umbilical cord may still be attached.

1 week-10 days: Eyes beginning to open, ears still flat. A kitten this age is smaller than your hand.

3 weeks: Eyes are fully open, ears are erect, teeth are visible. Kittens this age are just starting to walk and will be very wobbly.

4-5 weeks: Eyes have changed from blue to another color and/or kittens have begun to pounce and leap. Kittens this age will begin to eat regular cat food.

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Your Active Pet
Your Active Pet

Development Characteristics

Age Characteristics
5-8 days
Ears open
8 days-2 weeks
Eyes open
2½ weeks
Can crawl
3 weeks
Ears erect; Stands up
3½ weeks
Sight and sound oriented; Can follow noise/objects
4 weeks
Can eliminate without help; Can learn to lap from dish and eat solid foods

PETsMART Cat Food Calculator
PETsMART Cat Food Calculator

Age Surrounding temp. Feeding Weight
0-1 weeks
85°-90° F
6 times daily
3-4 ounces at birth
6-8 ounces at 1 week
1-2 weeks
80°-85° F
5 times daily
8-10 ounces
2-3 weeks>
75°-80° F
4 times daily
10-12 ounces
3-4 weeks
70°-75° F
3 times daily
12-14 ounces
4+ weeks
70° F
3 times daily
14 ounces and up

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