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How old do you think my kitten is?

post #1 of 29
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I just got this kitten today. He's a rescue, and I was told that he was 8-9 weeks old. however I find this very hard to believe. He's TINY. I just snapped some pics, maybe you guys will be able to help me determine his age.






post #2 of 29
Awww! what a tiny little thing!, he does look younger than 8 weeks but if he was a rescue he may not have been getting enough nutrition and is just small for his age?
post #3 of 29
Yes looks a little tiny but like Miss Mew said might be from lack of right amout of foods and whatnots Sure is Cute though
post #4 of 29
Do you know how much he weighs? He looks like he's about 1 lb....if he is odds are he's 5 weeks, maybe a little less... just my humble opinion
post #5 of 29
He looks about the height that Bagheera was when I got him he was 4 weeks old. I think that kitten though might be around 5 weeks though.
post #6 of 29
He is very tiny. But oh so cute
post #7 of 29
He is very tiny but I notice he doesn't have the blue to his eyes so I would say that he could be about 5 weeks but as said before his nutrition will have alot to do with his size. Make sure you get that KMR ( I think I got that right) stuff some of the others can tell you about that stuff.
post #8 of 29
I would also say 5 weeks old.
When I got Mia, the shelter said she was 10 weeks old,there is NO WAY she was that old.
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by crittermom View Post
I would also say 5 weeks old.
When I got Mia, the shelter said she was 10 weeks old,there is NO WAY she was that old.
I foster for our local animal control. If they cant find foster homes for kittens under 8 weeks (even if they are 4 weeks) they list them as 8 weeks and adopt them out anyways. Because kittens that young dont survive in shelters (to many things they can catch) so they figure they have a better chance adopted out.
post #10 of 29
When we got Milo, they told us he was 8 weeks old. There was absolutely NO way he was 8 weeks. We guessed about 4 weeks. He fit in the palm of my hand.
post #11 of 29
I would say no more than 5 weeks,although its hard to see in the first pic,the light is diffused off his eyes in some pics and looks like they still have the membrane over them.
Although size has no bearing on their age it can be difficult to tell.

I've had feral kittens that were supposed to be 9 weeks and yet they were the size of three week olds but fully formed and very active like 8-9 week old kittens (with rather large heads) but in miniature....unfortunately they died overnight
post #12 of 29
he is cute and tiny, and like everyones said it depends on the nutrion and everything and also if its going to be a small, medium, or big sized cat so I would say bout 6-7 weeks maybe because my oldest brother got a kittten for his kids because someone stole their pomapoo doggie, and he post signs and everything and someone ripped every single one down but she is soo tiny as well and she is 10 weeks, so much smaller than my stormie lol but it all depends on everything but he is soooo cute so he is young and ya i agreee with everyone he could be between 5-7 weeks old at the most possibly !
post #13 of 29
He is adorable! Have you thought of a name yet?

I would guess that he is five or six weeks old.

Bryan
post #14 of 29
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tavia'smom View Post
He is very tiny but I notice he doesn't have the blue to his eyes so I would say that he could be about 5 weeks but as said before his nutrition will have alot to do with his size. Make sure you get that KMR ( I think I got that right) stuff some of the others can tell you about that stuff.
KMR? Could someone enlighten me as to what that is? I don't believe that I've ever heard of it.
post #15 of 29
KMR is Kitten Milk Replacement that you feed to abandoned, orphaned kittens. It's a replacement for thier mother's milk and very vital to them for the first 2-3 months. You can get it at Wal-Mart or any pet store
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by DixieDarlin256 View Post
KMR is Kitten Milk Replacement that you feed to abandoned, orphaned kittens. It's a replacement for thier mother's milk and very vital to them for the first 2-3 months. You can get it at Wal-Mart or any pet store
Do you think that my kitten should be recieving that? He seems to be eatting the kitten food okay. But I'll pick up some kmr if you think he needs it.
post #17 of 29
He looks to be about 6 weeks old. His tail is still pretty short and someone correct me if I'm wrong - don't their legs and tail get suddenly longer at about 8 weeks old? You know that age when they get gangly all of a sudden?

I had a kitten dumped on me that was a lot smaller than yours, probably 4 weeks old. I failed to give him KMR (my bad, long story) and he was a tiny cat with health problems until he hit about a year old. He sprouted at a year and now he's the 3rd largest cat in my house. He went from "Little Oscar" to "The Big O".
post #18 of 29
Looks no more than 5 weeks to me.
Sure is a cutie! Love the dog, too!
post #19 of 29
I'd say 5 to 6 weeks too . Oh, they are so cute and funny at that age!
post #20 of 29
5-7 weeks old
post #21 of 29
I'll move this to fur pictures
post #22 of 29
Saw your signature pop up in a recent thread tonight and I had to check out some more photos of your cute little guy. What a little doll! He looked about 7 weeks to me. How is he doing now?
post #23 of 29
When we found Little Man, he too was very petite (still is) and I gave him KMR for while to boost him a little bit. He's petite, but very healthy. I strongly recommend it. It's a little pricey. It's cheaper in the powdered form, but don't make too much in advanced, the label says it only keeps for 24 hours. I still have some left in powdered form, if you're anywhere near VA I can give it to you. I personally don't recommend the Hartz kitten milk stuff. I really like the Just Born brand (it's in pink packaging.) Good luck!

He's a doll!
post #24 of 29
Looks to be about 5 weeks old, maybe a bit over.

The ears mostly give it all away. Shape.. they are still 'cubby' looking. So I don't think much over 5 weeks when those pictures were taken.
Cute booger though!

I use just the powdered KMR. Petsmart sells it cheaper than most pet supply stores. $24 for a normal can at the local petstore, meanwhile $15 at Petsmart. But definately worth the money.
I do use the premade liquid cans of KMR if the kittens are really young and/or malnourished.

A high quality kitten food would be really good for him too. I'd suggest the Royal Canin Babycat until his widdle teefies are bigger. I use that when I wean my bottle babies from the formula, they love it.
post #25 of 29
IMHO 6 weeks at best. I looveee red cats!!! Yes, do get some KMR or goats milk to supplement the kitten food! Royal Canin Babycat is absolutely wonderful!
post #26 of 29
I'd say 5 months too... He's so precious! And he looks really calm and confident around the dog too
post #27 of 29
I would definitely say 6-7 weeks at the time of pic, one way of telling is the development of the eyes, color purity and lids.
post #28 of 29
You can normally tell by how much they weigh. 1/4 a pound per week of age. (so if he was 4 weeks he would weigh 1 pound) Shelters like to say that their older then what they are so they can adopt them out sooner. Everyone likes the little babies so its easier to adopt them when their so small and cute.

He's VERY cute!!!!
post #29 of 29
5-6 weeks, at the MOST. He's a pretty tiny baby...I would pick up some KMR and canned kitten food. Keep him in a smaller "safe room" with a shallow water dish, food, toys, sleeping area (a pop can flat lined with a blankie would suit his size just fine), and shallow litter pan (a foil lasagna pan works well when they're this small).

There's always the possibility as others have mentioned that he was malnourished and has not yet up to the size he really should be...thereby, being a bit developmentally-delayed in size and behavior. I do think, however, you basically have a really young baby on your hands.

He's a little pumpkin! Cute baby!!!
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