Kitten FAQs:


Q: Are kittens totally dependent on their mother for survival and they do not normally open their eyes until after seven to ten days?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kittens usually spayed or neutered at seven months of age?

A: Yes, but kittens may be neutered as young as seven weeks , especially in animal shelters.

Q: Are kittens commonly wormed against roundworms from about four weeks?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kittens unable to urinate or defecate without being stimulated by their mother?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kittens highly social animals and spend most of their waking hours interacting with available animals and playing on their own?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kittens unable to produce concentrated urine?

A: Yes, and so have a very high requirement for fluids.

Q: Are kittens vulnerable because they like to find dark places to hide?

A: Yes, and sometimes with fatal results if they are not watched carefully.

Q: Are kittens not able to see as well as adult cats until about ten weeks after birth?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kittens highly social animals and enjoy human companionship?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kittens commonly sent to new homes at six to eight weeks of age?

A: Yes, and it has been suggested that being with their mother and litter-mates from six to twelve weeks is important for a kitten's social and behavioural development.

Q: Are kittens usually easy to determine at birth?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kittens gradually weaned and begin to eat solid food?

A: Yes, and with weaning usually complete by six to eight weeks.