Life of a Kitten
Kittens come into the world about 63-
Each kitten is born in its own sack with its own placenta. The queen will break the sack, and lick the kitten to stimulate the kitten to breath. The queen will give each kitten a bath, and the kitten will be dry and fluffy in no time. A kitten’s first instinct is to nurse, and is quick to nuzzle around until it finds the right spot. Kittens will weigh between 2.5-
In my experience, the average litter is 4 kittens, although I have had litters from 1-
The first 10 days of a kitten’s life is critical: the baby must be warm, well-
Life takes off from here. At 3-
In the 4-
As they age and grow, it is harder for the queen to produce enough milk for larger litters. When the food is introduced, so is the litter box. With kittens, we use Feline Pine, a pine pellet litter. Clumping litter is NEVER used in the nursery as kittens can ingest the litter which clogs up their digestive system, and they will die.
At the 4-
At 6 to 8 weeks, the kittens really come into their own. They start to run and jump, and find toys have a purpose. Watching them discover their world is hilarious, and more fun than watching television! As quickly as their fun starts, it is soon nap time again. Kittens still need lots of sleep to accommodate their growing bodies!
And now, it’s time for school! Mommy has a huge job of socializing her kittens: there are instructions on bathing themselves, playing with certain toys, learning to use a scratching post, and interacting with the rest of the fur family. She is also responsible for teaching her brood how to go up and down stairs, as well as where to hide from the vacuum cleaner! And yes, cats DO talk to each other! A typical cat has 24 vocalizations, and the sounds are different between cat and human companion, and cat to cat. One of the most interesting things to listen for is mommy talking to her babies in the middle of the night!
WE DO NOT SHIP CATS
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