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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-11-2006, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Couple questions...

I have a couple questions. My cat just had her kittens July 10th. 4 of them.

1. At what age do they start opening their eyes?

2. When do they start moving around, as in more then a few steps, like to play ect ect.

3. Is there a way to tell if they are boys or girls? With them being that small.

4. Do you weigh the kittens regularyly?
I took their weight today b/c i was curious how much they weighed. two of them weighed 4 oz each and the other two where 5 oz each.

thanks in advance.
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Re: Couple questions...

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1. At what age do they start opening their eyes?
Generally 7 - 10 days old.

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2. When do they start moving around, as in more then a few steps, like to play ect ect.
The first 2 weeks they are really just crawling. Around 3 weeks they start taking steps but are wobbly, about 4 weeks old they are more steady on their feet..so watch out! hehe But the first week they really won't move all that much.

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3. Is there a way to tell if they are boys or girls? With them being that small.
Yes. http://www.pawsonline.info/sexinga.htm

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4. Do you weigh the kittens regularyly?
You can..I think it's a good idea to make sure they are growing. When Brown had her babies the first few weeks I weighed them daily or every other day to make sure none started to fall behind.
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Thankyou for answering my questions!! I'm sure i'll be back with more soon. lol
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 04:49 PM
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Re: Couple questions...

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[quote:7rlsiujx]4. Do you weigh the kittens regularyly?
You can..I think it's a good idea to make sure they are growing. When Brown had her babies the first few weeks I weighed them daily or every other day to make sure none started to fall behind.
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I agree TxnKats, when Willow had her babies I weighed them every day and kept a chart so that I could see the rates at which they were gaining weight (and losing on a couple of occasions when they got upset tummies). I just popped them in the kitchen scales every day for the first five or six weeks and then weekly after that until about 6 months

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