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How Old Is That Kitten? Kitten Guide: Ten Weeks

Guide/How-to| Kittens / "Leave Them Be"

Characteristics

Weight: 1210-1240 grams/42.6-43.7 ounces
Teeth: 26 baby teeth
Eyes: Any color
Ears: Fully upright


Behavior

At 10 weeks old, the kittens are grown up and fully mobile! They are ready to go to their new homes—as long as they’ve been spayed or neutered and socialized.

If you’ve raised the kittens from newborn to this point, congratulations! You’ve done the hard work that will allow them to thrive as healthy and happy cats.  

Care

Feeding:

Eating exclusively solid food.

Feeding frequency:

Regular intervals, like an adult cat.

Bathroom habits:

Kittens should use the litter box.

Socialization

Kittens should be socialized by now. If they are not and you did not raise them from the time they were neonatal (under four weeks old), it is completely find to return them back to their feline families outdoors as community cats. Just make sure they are healthy and have been spayed or neutered.

For more about socializing kittens, go to alleycat.org/Socialization.