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Kitten Development Stages – Pet Tip 249

When we bring a kitten home for the first time to adopt it as a pet, it should be between nine and twelve weeks old. This is so the kitten has a chance to spend time with its mother and so that the kitten becomes socialized with its littermates and learns proper kitten behaviour. But what happens before the kitten comes home? This article will outline some of the important milestones in kittenhood in an effort to familiarize you with some of the stages of kitten development.

Kittens are born blind and deaf and they remain that way for around the first fourteen days of their lives. They use their sense of smell to find their way toward their mothers for nourishment and heat. They really need to stay close to their mothers for these first few weeks as they are unable to regulate their own body temperature. The umbilical cord typically falls off after the first few days of life.

Owner:
Melanie Perron
City:
Winnipeg
Province, Country:
MB, Canada
Type/Breed:
Domestic Shorthair
Date of Birth:
Not Provided
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Black and White
Eye Colour:
Gold

Likes: Sleeping on peoples stomachs, Going outside, Eating bugs, Stealing hoop earrings, Getting salmon for dinner, Watching dogs from the window, Bubble wrap
Dislikes: Loud noises, Being carried, Baths
Cherished Memory: A new dog in the family
 

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