acuity to find Mom because their
sense of sight and hearing are not
yet fully developed.
Their sense of hearing is
They see things differently.
one of the best on the
planet. Except for bats and moths,
cats have the best hearing of all
land animals. They are born deaf,
but when their amazing sense of
hearing is fully developed by 4
weeks of age, they can hear 65,000
cycles per second (or hertz), where-
as we can only hear 20,000.
Kittens are born blind and
don’t even open their eyes for their
first week or two after birth. While
their eyesight is undeveloped,
they are adept at using
their whiskers and sense
of smell to get around.
Fully developed by 5
weeks of age, their
eyesight is different
from ours. As noc-
turnal hunters, cats are designed to
distinguish movement and perceive
depth better than we can and see in
light six times dimmer than we can.
Yet they lack the ability to see the
full spectrum of colors we see.
They need a growth diet.
Once the weaning process
begins at about 5 weeks of age, kittens can eat wet or dry food. They
might need to transition during this
time with a mix of kitten formula
and solid food. Cats are obligate
carnivores, meaning they get their
nutrients from meat. Choose a kitten
food that is a growth formula for
about the first year.
They’re not finicky —
They’re easy to potty
train. Just plop them into
a litter box, and they’re trained.
It’s instinctual for cats to bury
their waste in sand-like substrate.
Many kittens will learn to use the
litter box just by watching their
mothers use it.
They need a clean bath-
room. Clean the litter box
at least once a day. If your kitten
"SO CUTE" IS ALL
YOU NEED TO
They’re kneady. Kittens knead when they nurse to
stimulate milk flow, but they still knead into adulthood. When a cat kneads you, she's seeking comfort and chose you as a mother figure to provide it.