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6-Month-Old Kitten: What to Expect


Your kitten is still growing, and by the six month mark you'll notice he's traded some of his baby fluff in for a longer, lankier frame before filling out again. If you have a female cat, by six months she will be at the height of puberty and unless she's been spayed don't be surprised when the male neighborhood cats start courting her. Male cats reach sexual maturity at nine months of age and now is a good time to think about neutering.

Here's what you should be thinking about with a 6-month-old kitten:

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