- Pet forum for dogs cats and humans 



August 2nd, 2005, 09:20 PM
i just have a question about my kittens. they just recently started to open their eyes.can they see right after their eyes open? or are they still blind? and when do they start to hear?

August 2nd, 2005, 10:49 PM
Tricia, from what i have read about kitten development, i believe eyes and ears are supposed to open between 9 and 14 days old. I think their sight has to sort of focus before they can really see. My book says that by day 15 (give or take a few days, depending on the individual kitten) they should respond to both visual and audio stimuli. That seemed to be about right with the litter of kittens I am fostering. Good luck with your babies!

August 2nd, 2005, 11:45 PM
I really can't remember for sure but 17 days keeps popping into my head. I believe someone posted some sites to check out on monday.