How to determine the age of a kitten

How to Determine the Age of a Kitten

how to tell the age of a kitten

Birth: At birth, they usually weigh between 90 – 100 grams.

  • 0 – 3 days: The umbilical cord is still attached and the eyes are sealed shut.
  • 7 – 10 days. The eyes begin to open.
  • 2 – 3 weeks: The kitten begins to stand, the eyes and ears open.
  • 4 weeks: The kitten begins playing and exploring her environment.
  • 5 weeks: They should be fairly confident on their feet by this age.
  • 6 + weeks: The kittens are extremely active.

Kitten and adult teeth

Baby teeth:

  • 2 weeks: Deciduous incisors (the small teeth at the front) begin to come in.
  • 3 – 4 weeks: Deciduous canines (the long, pointy teeth next to the front teeth) begin to come in.
  • 4 – 6 weeks: Deciduous pre-molars (also known bicuspids, these are the teeth located between the canine and molar teeth)  begin to come in.
  • 8 weeks: All baby teeth have come in.

Adult teeth:

  • 12 – 16 weeks: Incisors come in.
  • 4 – 6 months: Canines, premolars, and molars come in.
  • 7 months: All adult teeth should be fully developed.

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