Kitten Care


Determining a Kitten’s Age

  • First Week

    Under 1 week: Eyes shut, ears flat to head, skin pinkish. Part of umbilical cord may be attached. Scooting on belly.

  • 1-2 Weeks10-14 days: Eyes begin to open, ears flat. Smaller than your hand. Still scoot.
  • 2-3 Weeks3 weeks: Eyes fully open – blue in color, ears erect, tooth buds visible. Walking but wobbly.
  • 4 Weeks4 weeks: Teeth erupt. Possible interest in canned food. Walking.
  • 5-6 Weeks5-6 weeks: Eyes changing from blue to adult color. Playful – begin to pounce and leap.
  • 9 Weeks8-9 weeks: Weigh about two pounds.