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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Surprisingly, I'm having difficulty finding one of these online just to check if my 5 kittens are growing at an ideal rate.

If anyone knows a link to a reliable kitten weight chart/table, please could they post it here?

Thanks
post #2 of 18
Hay that would be good for all of us new moms. Great idea
post #3 of 18
Might this be of help?

http://www.purrinlot.com/kittenbirthcalendar.htm

At birth, kittens should weigh approximately 3 to 3 and a half ounces.

At 1 week weight should be approximately 4 ounces.

At 2 weeks, weight should be approximately 7 ounces

At 3 weeks, weight should be approximately 10 ounces

At 4 weeks weight should be approximately 13 ounces.

At 5 weeks, weight should be approximately 1 pound.

By the end of the 8th week, kittens should weigh approximately 2 pounds.
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks Gayef Perfect!

4 of mine are nearly 8 weeks and they are 1.8 to 2.1 pounds

The 9 week old one is 2.85 pounds!

Looks like we're on track
post #5 of 18
Expect a weight gain of approximately one ounce per week, or 0.3 oz per day for newborns. A steady weight gain is one of the best indications of a kitten's overall health, more than how much he actually weighs.
post #6 of 18
Skittles babies are over that the smallest was 4.3 and the biggest is 5oz they are 18 hours old... Is all of that ok.. Should I worry.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
Skittles babies are over that the smallest was 4.3 and the biggest is 5oz they are 18 hours old... Is all of that ok.. Should I worry.

Don't worry, they're just BIG babies...as long as their weight continues to increase daily with no distress, all will be well
post #8 of 18
I looked for a weight chart never found a day by day play...If anyone wants I could post all the wiehgt of my guys(6 1/2 weeks old) but generally they should gain 15 grams(somedays it might be 10 other might be 25) a day and you might notice a drop on first day and also around eweaning time i mnoticed a drop.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by gayef
Might this be of help?

http://www.purrinlot.com/kittenbirthcalendar.htm

At birth, kittens should weigh approximately 3 to 3 and a half ounces.

At 1 week weight should be approximately 4 ounces.

At 2 weeks, weight should be approximately 7 ounces

At 3 weeks, weight should be approximately 10 ounces

At 4 weeks weight should be approximately 13 ounces.

At 5 weeks, weight should be approximately 1 pound.

By the end of the 8th week, kittens should weigh approximately 2 pounds.


That is funny my 4 are 3 weeks old and they are really on track all 4 weigh almost a pound!
post #10 of 18
The weight chart given is really just a guide. Kittens are as individual as snowflakes and one may gain or lose at a faster or slower rate than others. It isn't meant to be taken to the ounce ... so long as kittens appear fat, with the skin stretched nice and tightly across their bellies, not drooping, wrinkled or sagging at all, they should be fine.
post #11 of 18
my kittens will be 3 weeks old on thursday (approx) and the biggest is only 180g. the smallest is 165g. but they have big fat bellies and such. are they under weight?
post #12 of 18
tinkerbell1314 here are the conversions.

At birth, kittens should weigh approximately 3 to 3 and a half ounces. 85g to 99g

At 1 week weight should be approximately 4 ounces. 113g

At 2 weeks, weight should be approximately 7 ounces 198g

At 3 weeks, weight should be approximately 10 ounces 283g

At 4 weeks weight should be approximately 13 ounces. 368g

At 5 weeks, weight should be approximately 1 pound. 0.5kg

By the end of the 8th week, kittens should weigh approximately 2 pounds. 0.9kg
post #13 of 18
So it is ok for them to weight more... I check Skittles she has no worms and she was dewormed the week she was prego..
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by gayef View Post

Might this be of help?

http://www.purrinlot.com/kittenbirthcalendar.htm

 

I just looked at that link and when I put the date my kittens were born in, (12th July), It says they are 12 weeks old on 20th October..... They will actually be 14 weeks and 2 days old by then.

I'm a bit worried that the rest of the information may be wrong in places too. Is there any other place that will give a timeline of such things that I can look at?

 

Thanks.

post #15 of 18
Heres a list of approximate weekly weights on the kitten-rescue.com site http://kitten-rescue.com/bottle_feeding_kitten.html

Of coursed there's variation. and usually a larger litter will have smaller kittens, a smaller litter bigger kittens.

You want to see a gain of at least 10 grams a day. Even better is if they average 15 grams a day.

and you want to see a kitten's weight double in the first week.
post #16 of 18

The old link and the one just posted are pretty similar and pretty accurate. As another poster added, kitten weights are as unique as snowflakes, so all of this is just an estimation. The main thing is to look at the weight of each kitten individually and track their individual growth. Some kittens will naturally gain more as they are meant to be a bigger cat, while others may have a smaller frame and therefore, smaller gains. As Maewkaew said they should double their birthweight in the first week, but as they get older their gains do slow down a bit. Because of that it is not at all uncommon for kittens to be 10-12 weeks before they make it to the two pound mark. 

 

While these are both good guidelines more important than the actual numbers is the mere fact that each kitten is gaining. On average each should gain between 10-15 grams a day, though they will all go through periods where they gain more or less than that. So long as they are gaining some each day and are otherwise healthy and on track there isn't much to worry about. But, any weight loss and you should contact your vet immediately. 

 

On your end, make sure you are weighing at the same time each day to get the most accurate reflection, and be sure to write it all down as it's way too easy to forget. 

 

Good luck! 

post #17 of 18

I've been weighing the kittens at the same time daily and all are gaining between 15g and 20g a day. I'm keeping a chart of the weights as I want to have a full history and profile from birth of each kitten for their new owners.

They are all looking really good and healthy, as is the mother so I am really pleased with the progress so far.

I am still feeding the mother kitten food and will continue while she is feeding them.

 

 

Thanks for all the great advice from everyone. x

post #18 of 18
KarenEB, They are lovely and sounds like they are doing great! Yes definitely keep the mom on some food high in animal protein and fat. kitten food or "all life stages" food, and preferably at least half wet food to help keep her hydrated.
Her calorie needs will keep increasing up to the time the kittens start to eat solid food . by the time they are 4 weeks old she might be eating 3 times her normal amount. and then the amount she needs will gradually decrease as the kittens eat more and nurse less in their 2nd month.
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