Jada asked in PetsCats · 9 years ago

How do you tell a stray kittens age?

I found a mewing kitten outsude a church and i cant tell his age! His teeth are in and his eyes are open and he plays and walks but i cant tell his age.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Usually you can tell by the color of his teeth and gums. Also check his ears if they are a light pink and clean he must be very young and also by his meow if it's high or low and if he is friendly he is young but if he won't meow and hides then he is probably an older cat because he could of had memories of his previous owners that could have been mean but either way I bet he is a good cat and it makes me smile that you picked him up and took him home instead of leaving him.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Kittens generally weigh a pound per month of age. This is an average. It may not be be exact if the kitten is under-weight or has stunted growth/is a runt.

    4 oz= 1 week

    8 oz= 2 weeks

    12 oz= 3 weeks

    1 pound= 4 weeks

    1 lb 4 oz= 5 weeks

    1 1/2 lbs= 6 weeks

    1 3/4 lbs= 7 weeks

    2 lbs= 8 weeks

    2 1/2 lbs= 10 weeks

    3 lbs= 12 weeks

    4 lbs= 16 weeks

    They usually lose their deciduous (baby) canine teeth (fangs) and get their adult permanent ones at 6 months.

    Source(s): I'm a certified vet tech at a cats-only vet hospital.
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  • 9 years ago

    Teeth come in during the fourth week. They can move around quite readily in the fifth and sixth week and are weaned shortly thereafter. Blue eye color is another marker. That change is around 6-8 weeks. So if the eyes are no longer blue, it becomes something that a vet can best answer.

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  • Ocimom
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    9 years ago

    Take him to the vet to verify the age and have him checked out. Then decide if you are keeping him; if so, give shots, worming and plan on neutering him at 3-4 months old.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I agree that a vet would be the most reliable source. They look at teeth, size, and bone structure to make an estimate, which is hard to do on your own if you don't know what your looking for.

    Source(s): Many vets in the family
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  • 9 years ago

    if the front baby teeth are in it is probably atleast seven weeks old so he is old enough to be away from mommy if that is what you are worried about.

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  • 9 years ago

    Your best bet is to just take it to the vet and they will tell you

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