5-Month-Old Kitten: What to Expect
At five months in, your kitten is confident and displays her agility with grace and form as she scales curtains and hops atop high shelves with ease. At this stage, even if she's already been spayed, your cat may display a high level of activity - vocalizing and running around late at night and the wee hours of the morn. Engage your kitten in playtimes spread throughout the day to tire her out if you plan on catching a full eight hours of sleep!
Here's what you should be thinking about with a 5-month-old kitten:
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