How Long Do Kittens Need to Stay with Their Mother?


The minimum time that a kitten should stay with her mother is about 12 weeks though some people separate them as early as 6 to 8 weeks. This is because kittens need the occasional suckling even after they are weaned at about 8 weeks.
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The best time to separate kittens from their mother is when the kittens are twelve weeks old. Ten weeks at the very earliest. Kittens six to eight weeks old have not learned any important
A reader writes to ask how long a kitten should stay with its mother before being adopted to another home.
Most experts agree that a kitten should stay with its mother a minimum
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