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At what age should you pick up your kitten?

Posted on September 8, 2012 at 10:55 AM

We're had some questions recently pertaining to the appropriate age a kitten can be released for adoption. Please note that a kitten should not be allowed to leave it's mother and littermates until they are at least 10 weeks. Kittens learn valuable lessons through interactions with their mother and siblings at this age. They basically learn 'how to be a cat'! They become secure, confident, well-socialized kitties. A kitten also obtains precious antibodies through mother's milk which will carry them through and enhance their long-term health and well-being enabling them to have stronger immunity to sickness or disease. When a breeder chooses to let a kitten go early, they are taking a chance with it's health and infact hurting that kitten in order to put profit first. As a buyer I urge you to be careful when proceeding to adopt that you allow your kitten the time it requires and only support responsible breeders who act in the best interest of the breed.

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