Anonymous asked in PetsCats · 9 years ago

What age is it safe for my kittens to stop nursing and eat kitten food?

3 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    There should be an overlap. We start offering kitten food mixed with a lot of KMR (kitten milk replacer) to form a slurry when the kittens are 3-4 weeks old. The kittens will still nurse for at least another month, or until mom has had enough of them! Between 4 and 8 weeks the kittens will eat more from the bowl and nurse less often. We gradually reduce the amount of KMR until they are eating just the canned food by 12 weeks old.

    At 8 weeks you should have the mom cat spayed.

    Source(s): 42 years of being owned by cats and 32 years of fostering kittens
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    When Momma pushes them away, which will be when they grow teeth.

  • 9 years ago

    probably closer to eight weeks they should be eating that can food or wet food

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