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When A Kitten Becomes A Cat. Being a cat lover and having 9 cats to care for, those furbabies somehow play a very big part in my daily routine. I always make sure that they are fed and watered and their litter boxes are cleaned before I can start focussing on my work.
My oldest cat is almost 8 years old. He is a male and is called Piki. While the youngest, a female named Bubu is only 3 months old. The others are Tuffylili, Kitty Girl, Short Tail, Fatty Girl, Bella Donna, Baby and Snorty. I would share more about my furbabies in my future post.
How Fast Does A Kitten Becomes A Cat
Have you ever wondered how long does it take for an adorable kitten to grow up into a cute cat? Well, here is how
When a kitten is born, it is very fragile, tiny and almost helpless. It can’t hear sounds and it also can’t see anything. After a kitten is born, the mother would usually lick it to clean it up. Avoid interfering because a mother cat likes to do everything her way.
Since it can’t hear or see, a kitten depends on its sense of smell to find its way to its mother. The mother would start feeding her kitten with her milk even though there are more tiny kittens for her to give birth to.
The tiny kitten would usually snuggle to its mother to keep warm. What you can make sure is that the mother is comfortable during the whole delivery process. She would love a private space for her to be with her kittens. A large box (cat’s love boxes) or some clean and comfy cloth would make her feel safe and comfortable.
When A Kitten Is 2 Weeks Old
Once the kitten is about 2 weeks old, it would be able to open its eyes and start to hear sounds around it. A kitten’s eyes are always blue but as they grow older, their eyes would change colour. During this time, the kitten would continue growing.
A few days or a week later, the kitten has already started to take its first steps. This is usually when a kitten starts exploring its surrounding areas. The kitten’s steps are still not very stable so you would notice that it would be struggling a bit to keep its balance.
When A Kitten Is 1 Month Old
By now you would notice that the kitten has already started playing with its siblings. Usually, it looks more like a fight rather than playing. It’s not that they hate each other but they are actually practising their survival skills under the watchful eye of their mother.
If the mother cat uses a litter box, then a kitten would also be able to learn from her to use the tray. Unfortunately for kittens without a mother, you might have to guide it to use the litter box. Don’t get annoyed or avoid scolding the kitten if it makes a mess by the side of the litter box. It is just a baby learning everything from scratch.
By now usually, the kitten will start learning to eat solid food. So make sure you prepare the right type of food for your kitten. It would also try to take its mother’s food so make sure she has enough for herself too.
You would notice that the kitten has started to groom itself. That is another skill that is self-taught under the watchful eyes of mama cat. Cats are clean beings, so you can see them cleaning themselves quite often.
When A Kitten Is 2 To 3 Months
At this age, a kitten is already independent and is also very playful. At this age, it is suitable to adopt the kitten. However not every kitten are alike. Some grow up faster while others still need more time.
When A Kitten Is 6 Months Old
By now the kitten is already a young cat. Its eyes would change colour either green, orange, yellow or even light blue. Kittens are usually very playful at this age and very active. The kitten’s fur would also be thick and glossy with good care and the right diet.
When A Kitten Is 1 Year Old
The kitten is now a mature and adult cat. By now the kitten would have grown to its full size. Male cats are usually a bit bigger than female cats. By this time you can feed your cat with food that is suitable for adult cats. It’s best to feed a cat with both dry and wet food. And always prepare a bowl of clean water for your cat to drink.
At this age, cats become less playful but are usually still active and love to hunt. But no matter it is an adult cat or a kitten, cats usually love attention and affection though at times they do pretend like they are not interested.
That’s how fast A Kitten Becomes A Cat. Do you have any kittens or cats at home?
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