Kitten ages?

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by sheepmom, May 25, 2005.

  1. sheepmom

    sheepmom Guest

    I need a site to let me guess at the ages of my orphan kitties. Their eyes are open, and their ears, but their faces are still really round and they are very tiny. They won't lap...I'm syringe feeding them....like I need another cat!...but my daughter found them, so we're trying.
     
  2. MaineFarmMom

    MaineFarmMom Columnist, Feature Writer

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    They probably opened their eyes around day 10. If you know when that happened you can go from there.

    awwwwwwww I love kittens. It's one of the few babies we've never had born here.
     

  3. mamahen

    mamahen Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would say (& it's hard to say without seeing them) maybe around 2 weeks?

    Are they crawling? Walking? Are their ears pointy & open or still rounded & open?

    My new babies are 4.5 weeks old & just started being interested in solid food & milk.

    This should help a little, good luck!! Love those fur babies!

    http://www.purrinlot.com/kittenbirthcalendar.htm

    Tricia
     
  4. Kris in MI

    Kris in MI Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would guess they are about 2-3 weeks old, but not older than early in the third week. We have some kittens that are just a month old today and they are walking around but not interested in solid food yet.
     
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    Madame Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you haven't done this before, be aware - you have to massage their tummies and bottoms so they can poop/pee. It's been awhile since I've raised orphaned kittens, but I think you have to do it til they are 2-3 weeks old.
     
  6. Kazahleenah

    Kazahleenah Disgruntled citizen

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    You just described my kittens!! :D Mine were born on Mother's day.



    Kaza
     
  7. Sandhills

    Sandhills Well-Known Member

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    Try the Kitten Rescue website, afew years ago I printed off a manual on how to care for abandoned kittens. My daughter sucessfully raised a kitten from a day old. The address is
    http://www.kittenrescue.org/