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Six Week Old Kittens



Feed the kittens at least three meals daily. If one kitten appears food-possessive, use a second dish and leave plenty of food out so that everyone is eating. Bear in mind that a kitten at this age has a stomach roughly the size of an acorn, so, although they may not eat much at a single seating, they like to eat at frequent intervals throughout the day.

Kittens should weigh approximately 1.5 pounds.

They should be eating canned and dry food well.

By this time, you have “mini-cats.” They will wash themselves, use scratching posts, play games with each other, their toys, and you, and many will come when you call them. You should also have named them by now and use their names when calling or handling them.

Be sure to re-introduce them to their litter box after meals, during play sessions, and after naps. These are the usual times kittens need to use the litter box.



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