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Any guess of a kittens age by weight?

post #1 of 15
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When my kittens,Bagel and Smokie,went in for their spay/neuter the vet recorded their weight. The male is 4 lbs even and the female was about 3 1/2 lbs. Since they were dumped on my place,I don't have an accurate age for them even though I think they are about 4 1/2 months. Does this weight seem to match with that? What do you all think? Not that its so important to how old they are,but I want to make sure they are the size they "should be"....they are definately NOT overweight.The female seems a little thin? The vet thought they looked fine though.Any ideas?
post #2 of 15
They can approximate if they are starting to cut their adult teeth.... Which is usually at 4 months or so...
post #3 of 15
that sounds about right. my cat weighed 4.8 pounds at 4 months old (approximated age via the Humane Society). He also cut his adult teeth at the same age.
post #4 of 15
It's usually about a pound per month, given it's a healthy kitten, not malnourished, etc... Not a rule, just generally.
post #5 of 15
Wow, they're telling me that Luna is 9 months old, but she only weighs 5 pounds. Is this okay??
post #6 of 15
Whoops, it only really counts for the first 4-5 months or so...sorry, didn't mean to scare you!
post #7 of 15
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Wow, they're telling me that Luna is 9 months old, but she only weighs 5 pounds. Is this okay??
Yes it is ok... My little abyssinian is small framed and is 11 months old and weighs 7 pounds. He is getting chubby. He is very small and for his size, 7 pounds is giving him a fat tummy.It depends on how your cat is built. I took Frankie to the vet the other day to weigh him. The vet said he is getting chubby but not to worry yet, Frankie had a lot of health issues when we first brought him home. He only weighed 2.5 lbs at 4 months old. He is a very tiny cat, with a very big personality!!
post #8 of 15
My mama cat was the runt of the litter and she's only about 7lbs (she's just over a year old) and I don't think she's going to grow much more. Otis is 6 months and 5lbs, and Baby Girl is 6 months but at least 7lbs. So I think you're guess on your kitties ages are about right.
post #9 of 15
My little girl was 4.3 lbs when she was spayed and she was about 4 1/2 months old at the time.
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Originally Posted by menagerie mama
Whoops, it only really counts for the first 4-5 months or so...sorry, didn't mean to scare you!
Whew! I am making the appointment for her vet visit tomorrow. (Although, according to her papers from the shelter, there isn't anything she needs. Within the past month, they have done the FIV test (-), FVRCP Vaccination, Feline Leukemia vaccination, IN FVRC is done, Rabies is done, wormer completed, spayed and microchipped.)

Anyway, she did have a rough start, with being hit by that car and going through major surgery at the shelter, I suppose. She's going to fatten right up here at home!
post #11 of 15
Well, Harley is only 6.5 months old, and he already weighs 9.5lbs... he's not overweight or fat, he's going to be a big kitty!!
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Well, Harley is only 6.5 months old, and he already weighs 9.5lbs... he's not overweight or fat, he's going to be a big kitty!!
Yes, you can tell that by his monsterous paws!!!
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Originally Posted by menagerie mama
Yes, you can tell that by his monsterous paws!!!
Thats true!
post #14 of 15
I have 2 full grown kitties- one is 9.5 and perfect weight for his size, the other is about 12 and a wee bit chubbie- probably would be okay at about 1 pound less, but he doesn't need to diet just yet. He has a slightly bigger frame then the other. I have 2 barely 6 month olds. They are both slim. The boy is about 6/7 pounds I would bet, and almost as long as the smaller grown up cat. The girl is very tiny, and I would guess he is no more than 5 pounds. Brother has always been bigger than his sister.
post #15 of 15
An easy way to tell their age at this point is to check in their mouths once a week or so. Kittens get their adult canines (the big pointy teeth) right around their 5 month birthday. For a couple of weeks you will actually be able to see 2 sets of canines as the permanent teeth push out the milk teeth.

Generally a pound per month is a good rule of thumb, give or take a little. At 4-5 months you may see their sizes diverge a bit depending on their genetically programmed adult size. For instance, one of my cats will turn 3 in a couple of months and she is less than 6.5 lbs. She's very healthy and not underweight, she's just tiny. As long as a kitten is growing, looks and acts healthy, and is not underweight (meaning you can't easily feel his ribs and backbone), the number on the scale is less important.
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