February 28th 2012 2:17 pm
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Charlotte tells me the kittens are doing brilliantly. She says that their catmum leaves them to their own devices all day and only stays with them part of the night now. She says they are active, playing, eating well and drinking water. They are starting to use a litter tray. She says they are very clever little kitties. Oh Alfie she wants me take them at 6 weeks instead of 8. She says she is 100% sure that they will be ready to go then. She says she wouldn't let them go if she wasn't sure.
Alfie I would love to take them at 6 weeks, but it worries me. I am going to see them on Friday and they will be 5 weeks old. I will have to see for myself how they are doing. I really didn't want to take them before 8 weeks because I want them to have had the best start.
I know a lot of kittens leave at 6 weeks and I know several people who have taken their kittens at that age and they have all gone on to thrive and have very healthy lives.
Alfie, I love them so much already I just don't want to make a mistake with them. I couldn't bear to lose them it would just be too much.
It worries me Alfie, what should I do????
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it mite be best ta chek with yur vet; alfie's mum, just to be SURE...
yur heart be tellin ya one thing, N yur mindset be tellin ya sum thin else....
while we dont think ollie or dave will haza problem waitin :) ewe just dont wanna haz doubts or second guesses later....
we still think purrhaps yur vet be de best judge...may bee ewe could even take them two de vet just ta see...?????
haza grate nite
peace out N rock on !
Oh yea the vet is a good suggestion. Mom kept me with my last litter until they were 10 weeks old many of the rescue groups suggested 6 weeks was young. On the other hand it is true many kittens grow up just fine and never even had a full six week with mom.
Agree with Da Tabbies and Moma Ivey.Please, ask your vet.I think the longer they stay with mom the better. Is Charlotte absolutely adamant? Try to persuade her.
I'd also suggest checking with the vet, but I know lots of kittens leave at 6 weeks and are fine.
I was a kitten who was dumped at around 5-6 weeks old, so cats can be fine. But I think 8 weeks (some feel it should be longer) is better for kitties. They get better socialization and it gives them more time to be fully weaned (I still try to nurse on my mom's ear and I'm almost 18!), and it just seems better and healthier to have more time with mum. If it has to be six weeks, I'm sure they would be fine. It's nice also that they'll have each other :) You can also do some googling to get more info on this.
Ohhh what a decision for your Mum to have to make Alfie.
We all came to live with Mum at 5/6 weeks old, as did her bridge baby Henry who went on to live a full and wonderful life before making his journey at 19.
Mum never experienced any problems with any of us whatsoever, but your Mum has to be happy with her choice and we think she will get a good idea when she goes to visit baby boy and girl. Mum was very unsure when she heard the lady said we could go at 5 weeks, but when she came to visit us so knew straight away we were ready. We were running around, using the litter tray, eating wet and dry food from dishes and not bothering with our kitty mum at all and vice versa. Me and Bobbie were having too much fun being naughty on our own hehehe.
Anyway your Mummy has to be happy with her decision and we certainly agree that speaking to the vets is a very good idea.
Love and hugs, Brucey and Mum xxx
Silly Mum, that should have been me BRUCEY as the author of the above post....you just can't get the staff these days MOL.