Donald asked in PetsCats · 8 months ago

How do tell the age of a kitten?

6 Answers

  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    You can tell by the number of teeth, the actions of the kitten, etc.  However, a vet can tell you exactly how old a kitten is up to a year old.  

  • Sam
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Lots of ways.

    Its size, its eyes, its teeth, its interests, motor skills, reflexes, etc.

    especially in combination of those things.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    cut it in half and count the rings...

  • 8 months ago

    If there are NO permanent teeth yet, the kitten is 8-10 weeks of age. The deciduous ("baby") teeth begin to fall out and be replaced by permanent teeth starting at around 11 weeks of age. By 4 months, all the permanent incisors are usually in place. By 5 months, all four canine teeth (fangs) are in place. By 6 months, all 10 premolars (big teeth behind the fangs, going toward the back of the mouth) are in place. The four molars do not come in until late kittenhood or even early adulthood.

    You can also guesstimate by weight. Kittens gain about a pound a month until around 5-6 months, then the gain slows down until the kitten is fully grown at 1 year to 18 months (or a little later for some breeds). A 2 month old kitten weighs an average of 2 and a half pounds... but some kittens are larger or smaller for their age, just like some people are bigger or smaller than average. A 3 month old kitten weighs on average 3.5 pounds, a 4 month old around 4.5-5 pounds... and so on. But a male can be larger than a female, and some cats are just big or small. Our healthy 5 month old weighs a little bit under 5 pounds, but she's quite frisky. She's just petite. She will probably be a petite adult. Yet our Ragdoll-Himalayan male weighed over 18 pounds as an adult. He and his brother were big even as kittens. 

    So use the weight, and the teeth, together to help gauge your kitten's age and understand that it will only be approximate at best.

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  • Raven
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    Kittens get their adult teeth at 3 and a half to 4 months of age. That's about as close as you can get to figuring out a kitten's age by its teeth.

  • 8 months ago

    Usually by teeth that’s how I knew how old my.. well.. dog was. Don’t know if it’s the same with cats but im pretty sure.

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