can our six week old kittens leave mum now?
by Penny Evans
All your advice has been very helpful. Now the kittens are six weeks old, healthy bundles of fluff. They are using the tray and eating kitten food regularly. They're hardly nursing with Mum any more, and Mum spends more and more time outside. We have homes for these kittens, so just wish to know is it okay for them to leave some time this week? One of the kittens is staying with us. The mother cat belonged to a neighbour two doors down and she does keep going back their now. We arranged to look after this cat while she had the kittens.
It is recommended that kittens stay with mum for at least 7 weeks. this is known as the sensitive period and is when they learn many importnant lessons from mum etc. Please see my page here about this http://www.our-happy-cat.com/raising-kittens.html
If possible i would keep them with mum to at least 8 weeks if possible.
best wishes Kate
Click here to post comments
Return to Cat Questions Archive two.
I'd love to hear what you think of this page or my site. Let me know if you like what you have read or if it has helped you with a problem.
It's easy to do just leave a comment in the box below and click the like / share or +1 to let others know about my site. Thank You It really is most appreciated.