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Ninth Week

By nine weeks, the kittens are clearly showing an attachment to their caregivers, cuddling on laps and seeking out attention.

57 days

Their adult eye color is clear now: Callie’s eyes are blue, Penguin has hazel eyes, and Ruby’s eyes are green.

60 days

As they start to look more and more like adult cats, the kittens’ growth rate is finally beginning to slow. Though they will continue to develop muscle tone and stealth, they won’t be doubling their weight in a matter of days or weeks anymore.

62 days

The kittens are on more of a schedule now, sleeping and eating at regular intervals. They eat mostly solid food, and mom is close to being done with the occasional nursing that may still be going on—if you were bottle feeding, you’re probably done by now.

Nine weeks old

The kittens are exhibiting all of the behaviors of adult cats, using their body language to communicate with their caregivers. Callie is in stalking mode, about to pounce on a toy; Penguin is curiously testing the waters with her tail down and eyes wide; and Ruby has her tail cautiously puffed out but is otherwise showing confidence.

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