Originally Posted by charmaniac
I am taking care of a pregnant stray. At what point do the eyes of the kittens open? I didn't realize they are born with closed eyes. Also, how big were they compared to your hand when they were born?
They are adorable little things!!! Cuteness overload!
To charmaniac: the kittens eyes open around one week give or take a couple days. We have one member here that had their eyes open the VERY next day after their birth - this is rare, but it happens, and there are kittens whose eyes dont open til they're two weeks... so it's an average. Also I've read that kittens opening their eyes is dependent on their hair length. Short-haired kittens open their eyes between 5-8 days and long-hair 10-14... According to what I read, they dont know why, but they said it's pretty consistent with long-haired verses short-haired breeds.