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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:
L D
City:
Richibucto
Province, Country:
NB, Canada
Type/Breed:
Mixed
Date of Birth:
2005
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
9
Coat Colour:
Gray/white
Eye Colour:
yellowish green

Jigger was a stray that was hanging around the neighborhood since late summer 2006. In November 2006, I couldn't bear seeing him out in the cold, so I took him in. He was a sorry sight the first time I noticed him: matted coat, dirty, skinny and had a huge lump on his left hip. Eventually he gained weight because some neighbours were leaving food outside for the strays. Now, he has a shiny coat, gained weight, is playful and is quite friendly. He's about 1 1/2 to 2 years old. He gets along well with the other two, Minou, Cosmo and my dog, Nicky.

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