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Question about baby kitten

post #1 of 26
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i just adopted this little guy yesterday. he was advertised as 8 weeks old but when i asked the birthdate the lady said they were born the first weekend in march, which would make them only 5 weeks old. i dont know how to tell the age. i will add pictures in a little while. if he is only 5 weeks then does he need milk replacement or anything?
post #2 of 26
I once rescued a Kitten, and the vet told me she was only 4 weeks old at the time. But he just told me, that as long as the kitten is eating and drinking fine, there is no need for milk replacers.
post #3 of 26
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okay thanks
post #4 of 26
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here is a picture in case anyone can guess the age? he was very hungry when i first got him, i kept putting more and more food on the plate but he kept eating it all so i finally gave him the whole can

post #5 of 26
He is very cute
post #6 of 26
What a little cutie he is.
I love orange babies, we have two orange girls.
post #7 of 26
Awwww.....what a cutie!!!!
post #8 of 26
aww he is cute! does look young though.

pretty much free feed kittens dry food and give them wet periodically.
post #9 of 26
Honestly, he does look a bit closer to the 8 week mark than 5 weeks. What a little darling orange boy!!! You must be smitten!!!
post #10 of 26
aww is is a very pretty orange....I love orange kitty's
jenn
post #11 of 26
no advice but holy cutie
post #12 of 26
he is sooooo cute! Want to cuddle him!
post #13 of 26
I might be off on this, but I was told by a few folks that their eyes usually change color around 6wks old (in other words - by by baby blues and hello adult color). That might help you a bit. Are his eyes blue? Also, his weight might help a tiny bit too. I just got done with three litters myself and did a lot of research, learned a lot and was very good about weighing them. I'm by no means an expert (in fact you'll find my plea for help when I got them on this forum somewhere )
Also, mine ate food at that age and no KMR because it was giving them diarreah, but to help their little teeth, in addition to the canned food, I took the dry kitten food and added a touch of warm water so that it softened it just a bit. Once they began really going to town on that I backed of the water bit by bit and now they eat the dry just fine.
He is a cutie by the way!!!
post #14 of 26
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his eyes are still blue, but when i got my humane society kitten she was supposedly 10 weeks old and her eyes were still blue as well. ill hafta do some research on that.
post #15 of 26
he is just the cutest ever!!!!
post #16 of 26
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from what i could find, the eye color usually changes around 8-10 weeks. but my other cats didnt change until about 4 months......
post #17 of 26
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from what i could find, the eye color usually changes around 8-10 weeks. but my other cats didnt change until about 4 months......
Wow! All 3 of my litters had their eyes change at around 5 1/2 - 6 wks and the 3 litters we've had at adoption the past few weeks were all 8 weeks old and all their eyes had already changed. Interesting. Now I'm confused.
post #18 of 26
i would say from size he looks to be about 6-7 weeks old?
eye colour change can be different for all kittens. iv had a litter before where there eyes were still blue untill about 8 weeks then started changing. then this litter i have now there eyes are already starting to change and there 4 1/2 weeks old. chloe was 6 weeks old when we found her and her eyes still had a tint of blue to them.
post #19 of 26
He looks a little older (btw he's a red tabby). At 5 weeks they are still kinda uncoordinated with walking/running.

He's really too young to be away from mom/siblings. Is he your only cat? If so, you might consider adopting a 6 month old or older. He'll get the benefit of proper cat ettiquet from another cat. Otherwise he may wind up with problems in social/behavior skills from being away from mom too soon. Ideally they should stay with mom and siblings for a minimum of 10 weeks - better for 12-16 weeks.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
He looks a little older (btw he's a red tabby). At 5 weeks they are still kinda uncoordinated with walking/running.

He's really too young to be away from mom/siblings. Is he your only cat? If so, you might consider adopting a 6 month old or older. He'll get the benefit of proper cat ettiquet from another cat. Otherwise he may wind up with problems in social/behavior skills from being away from mom too soon. Ideally they should stay with mom and siblings for a minimum of 10 weeks - better for 12-16 weeks.
i have two other 10 month old kitties
post #21 of 26
He is just too cute! Looks older than 5 weeks.
post #22 of 26
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judging from everyones responses im guessing hes 7-8 weeks.
post #23 of 26
he is very cute! ilove orange kitties! waht did you name him?or did you already say that and i missed it?..
post #24 of 26
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he is very cute! ilove orange kitties! waht did you name him?or did you already say that and i missed it?..
well, my daughter started calling him Caramel corn but we havnt decided on a permanent name yet.
post #25 of 26
My red tabby/white rex boy was named Tom E. Hawk, Tommy for short - he looks like a Tommy to me
post #26 of 26
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he is very cute! ilove orange kitties! waht did you name him?or did you already say that and i missed it?..
well, my daughter started calling him Caramel corn but we havnt decided on a permanent name yet.
i feel a naming poll coming on.......
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