When Are Kittens Weaned From Their Mom
Continued how do i wean a kitten off of mother s milk or bottle feeding.
When are kittens weaned from their mom. The weaning process also varies from kitten to kitten. The best time to start weaning your kitten is when it is 4 weeks i e. But the weaning period of your kitten usually lasts for about 6 to1 0 weeks.
With mom they ll start to try to eat her food and she ll push them away from her says benson. Do not begin the weaning process until the kittens are ready. But if you re weaning a kitten that has been orphaned you can start a little earlier between three and four weeks.
When kittens are first born they are completely helpless their eyes are closed their ears are folded and they can t stand keep themselves warm or eat on their own they rely on mom for everything. Kittens grow from helpless little lumps of fur totally dependent on their mothers to balls of feline energy in just a few short weeks. Normally the kitten weaning process begins at about four weeks of age.
Unless something happens to the mother weaning should be a gradual process. Learn more about newborn kittens in our kitten guide. Kittens can learn to get their sense of security from their human companions.
Fearful play anxiety and panic attacks. During this time the kittens will still occasionally nurse on their mother but they will also start to eat liquid kitten food. Human care at that early stage may not compare to a feline mother s care but it can go a long way when combined with lots of love and dedication.
Do not use cow s milk as this will cause stomach upset and diarrhea in some kittens. Dip your fingertip or the syringe or bottle the kitten is used to nursing from into the liquid let the kitten lick it then guide him by moving your finger down into the bowl. The liquid kitten food should gradually get thicker until it is a watered down canned kitten food or a moistened kitten kibble.
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