When Do Kittens Open Their Eyes?

Do you have a mama cat that has had kittens? So cute and helpless when they are first born, all newborn kittens begin their lives with their eyes closed. Their eyes will usually start to open between 7-10 days and will be completely opened when the kitten reaches 9-14 days old.

Four Kitties

All kittens are born with blue eyes, and they will remain so for about 3 weeks. At that point the iris will mature, and the color will change to what it is going to be for the rest of their life.

A kitten’s vision is blurry at first, because the retina is not fully developed. At about 10 weeks, they can finally see as well as an adult cat. Until then, they should be kept away from bright lights, because their pupils aren’t yet able to dilate and contract quickly

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When Can I Hold the Kittens?

You can start holding the new kittens from about 10 days to 2 weeks onwards! Your little ones are now able to see what’s going on around them and it’s time for them to explore the world outside of their litter box. They’ll also be starting to walk soon – don’t forget that they need some help at this stage, as well as plenty of space for running around!

You should always wash your hands before touching a kitten or its littermates and make sure that all surfaces are clean where you’ll be holding them.

Picking up 3 kittens

When Do Kittens Start Walking?

Kittens begin walking at about 3 weeks. By 4 weeks, they are getting around pretty well. They will be able to walk on their own and explore the everything around them. You might see your kitten wobbling as they try to balance themselves, but don’t worry! This is completely normal for a young kitty. It just means that they are growing up and becoming more independent from their mother cat or human caretaker.

Kitten starting to walk

If you’re looking for an adorable pet, then look no further than a kitten! These little guys are so cute and cuddly, it’s hard not to fall in love with them immediately! Plus, kittens make excellent pets because they require very little maintenance.

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Comments

  1. Tiny and fluffy newborn kitties with their little eyes closed?

  2. Reply

    i think they a two weeks old when their eyes start to open.

  3. Reply

    I think it varies, but that’s kind of the average.

  4. Reply

    Aww so sweet they dont stay small for long lol xx

  5. Reply

    I think it 6 or 7 days . eyes start to open aftr 10 days

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