Kitten Development

When do kittens’ eyes change colour?

There is physics behind the answer to the question, which may displease some readers and I'll understand why! By six…

2 months ago

How do kittens play together?

This is called "social play". It is the way kittens interact with each other. It is different to how children…

3 months ago

What should kittens weigh at birth?

A healthy kitten weighs about 3-4 ounces at birth. This is 100-125 grams. They should double their birth weight within…

8 months ago

The sensitive periods for domestic cats to become socialised to other cats

All the discussions we have about domestic cat socialisation concerns socialisation to humans. Little is known about the important time…

1 year ago

When do kittens open their eyes?

People ask: "when do kittens open their eyes?". The answer is that most kittens open their eyes sometime during their…

3 years ago

When Do Most Cats Start to Meow?

Each cat learns to meow at different stages in their lives dependent on the circumstance and the individual cat but…

6 years ago

Kitten Senses and Milestones Chart

This is a chart showing milestones in a kitten's development before and after birth over the first weeks. It is…

6 years ago

Why are kittens’ eyes blue?

The answer to the question in the title is found in genetics, cat anatomy, kitten development and physics. When kittens…

8 years ago

Mother-Kitten Relationship

DW emailed a nice photograph of what appears to be mother and father cats with their offspring. In groups, sometimes…

8 years ago

Newborn Kitten Care

Newborn Kitten Care - an article by author and cat rescuer Elisa Black-Taylor. Newborn kitten care is a subject that…

8 years ago