When can kittens leave their mother?

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How soon can kittens leave their mother?

When can kittens leave their mother?

I recommend keeping kittens with their mother until 8 weeks old. Any sooner and they are so insecure about the world that they don't adapt as well. Any longer and they begin to bond with their mother and litter mates and do feel the pain of loss when separated.



12/6/2007 12:41:08 PM
Ashley said:

thats interesting. I have two brother cats (4 months old) they were found in a yard and I took them in at 4 weeks old, and everyone says they are probably the friendliest cats they've ever seen

4/7/2009 3:46:58 AM
natalie said:

this is a exalent coment i hope u do more some day about more animals and more good bye hope to see u some day

4/29/2009 5:02:44 PM
none said:

A friend gave me a kitten after only six weeks and she did fine away from her mother and is very adventurous.

7/20/2011 1:21:22 PM
cookiee said:

i have a kitten whos mother left him...how would i care for him?


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