When the kittens open eyes and other stages of their development from birth to one month


2018-03-19 23:15:09




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So, in your house now instead of one fluffy miracle — a lot. Two? Three? Six? Your cat lambing and being a happy mother spends her days in a box with his family. And the owner added hassle and, of course, questions. Those who have never dealt with newborn kittens, of course, less thought about how they look and what can newborn “kids”: when they open the eyes, what age start to hear, etc. Let us work together to understand what changes are happening with the kids in the period from birth to independence.when kittens open eyes

NowORozhdennye: the first seven days

A newborn kitten can't see, not hearing isn't able to go. Even crawl it is extremely difficult, and he does it very slowly. But he knows how to do very well — to eat. Yes, this is very important, because in order to grow, develop and gain strength, you need to know it. Newborn kitten in the first days for one meal drinks about 5-10 ml of milk, the number of feedings can reach 10-12 times a day.

By the Way, the sense of touch and smell babies are developed from birth. Body temperature in kittens is lower than in adult animals, and thermoregulation imperfect, that's why they are in need of warm bodies Mama cat.

Second week

This time is crucial in the baby's life. This is the period when kittens open eyes, but not only. This week, babies begin to hear, and they have open ear canals. Most often this happens on the 9th-10th day. When the kittens open eyes specifically? It occurs usually on 7-12 day. It is noticed that the cats ever start to diverge a little earlier than the lions. Also experts say that short-haired animals start to see earlier than their counterparts with long hair. There is an interesting point: when kittens open eyes depends on the breed of kids, for example, cats breed ragdoll this can only happen by the 14th day. And from the breed Devon Rex eyes can be opened already on 5-th day.


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eyes of a kittenOf Course, in the first hours and even days when kittens open eyes, they still can't see. They only distinguish between light and shadow. Forever at odds not once, but gradually. It often happens that one eye was already fully open, and the other is still only half or completely covered. They remain turbid for several days, and blue can be up to one and a half to two months.

Stand small Pets still can not, but quite quickly crawl through the box.

In this period of age cut first teeth (approximately 12th day), the entire set of milk teeth they've got a half-two months.

The Third and fourth weeks

When kittens open eyes, they were surprised to find that the world is much more interesting, and more colorful than the one they knew before. Curiosity — an important quality that allows the baby to interact with the environment. Just at the end of the third — the beginning of the fourth week, the kitten appears the opportunity to realize it. He already knows how to stand, swaying on unsteady paws and soft claws however can pomogal the baby to maintain balance. Cat children begin to crawl vigorously and trying to climb out of its box.

They Have improved self-defecation and urination. Before each baby the mother cat licked several times a day, massaging the tummy, just so he could defecate.

With this age kittens can be fed cottage cheese with egg, milk, tiny balls of minced meat. However, if a cat has enough milk, babies may refuse to eat.

when do kittens open eyesAt the age of one month healthy kitten — is cheerful, active, incredibly curious creature, everywhere, sticking his little nose. He has soft, clean fur. And blue eyes of the kitten must be free of any discharge. The kid takes a keen interest in food, regularly defecates. He's not shy, not afraid of people seeking to play with other kids, objects, “pester” a cat climbing on her.

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