1. Check the umbilical cord stump of the kitten.
Mothers of cats usually bite the umbilical cord after giving birth. The remnant will turn into a small piece and hang on the belly of the kitten.
A kitten’s umbilical cord stump usually scarred off three days after birth. If the kitten still has a small umbilical cord, then it is just a few days old.
2. Check the kitten’s eyes.
Newborn kittens go through several stages of development, from opening their eyes to changing the color of their eyes. Looking at eye changes and color can help you guess the age of the kitten.
Kittens do not open their eyes until 14 days after birth, and some will open their eyes within 7 to 10 days after birth. If the cat’s eyes are closed, it means that it has just come into the world.
If the kitten has opened its eyes, it is at least a week old.
If the cat’s eyes are just open and squint a little, it’s about two or three weeks in size. When the kitten just opens its eyes, you will find that the eyes are bright blue. With the increase of age, the blue membrane will gradually disappear, and the eyes will return to the original color of the breed.
If there’s a kitten that looks a little older and notices that her eyes are beginning to change color, she’s probably gone for about six to seven weeks. At this time, the iris color of the eyeball will change into a permanent, mature variety. Note that if the cat still has blue eyes when it grows up, you may not be able to see the color change, and you can’t rely on this method to identify age
3. Check your ears.
Like the eyes, a kitten’s ears undergo several stages of development. You can tell the age of a kitten by changing its ears.
If the cat’s ears are close to its head, it may be less than a week old. The new born kitten has flat ears and sticks to its head.
When it grows to five to eight days, it begins to open and slowly stands up.
Watch the kitten’s ears stand up. It takes longer for the ears to open than for the eyes. Although the ear slowly opens in five to eight days, it takes a longer time to fully stand up. It usually takes two to three weeks to stand up.
4. Check the kitten’s deciduous teeth
Examining the appearance and development of teeth is a good way to estimate the age of kittens. A kitten without teeth is a newborn, less than two weeks old. If teeth appear, age can be inferred from the number and characteristics of teeth.
6 incisors (incisors) in upper and lower jaw
Two canine teeth in the upper and lower jaw (one next to the last incisor on each side)
The upper jaw has three premolars.
The mandible has two premolars.
A kitten’s deciduous teeth will pop out of the gums at 2 to 3 weeks. The earliest teeth to grow should be its front teeth. If you don’t see the teeth, you can gently touch the gums with your hands to feel the development of the teeth. Canine teeth (deciduous teeth) will grow in 3-4 weeks. They are located next to the front teeth and are long and sharp in shape.
The cat’s premolars (deciduous teeth) break through the gums at 4-6 weeks. They are located between canine and molar teeth. If the kitten has all the deciduous teeth except the molars, it will be about four months old.
5. Check the permanent teeth.
If you see bigger permanent teeth in the mouth of a kitten, it should be older than four months. It may not be as accurate to estimate the age of a cat by looking at its teeth, but it is also a good way to estimate the age of a cat by looking at its teeth.
The front teeth (permanent teeth) will grow out in about four months.
Between 4 and 6 months, canine, premolar and molar deciduous teeth will be replaced by permanent teeth.
If a cat has all the permanent teeth and four molars, it should be at least seven months old
Note that the above references are based on healthy, normal cats. Medication and accidents can cause tooth loss or delay tooth growth.
It may not be accurate to infer age based on body weight or body size due to different breed characteristics, but weight can be used as a reference factor to help infer age.
The average weight of a healthy cat is about 3.5 ounces at birth and increases by a quarter of an ounce a day. As a result, a normal kitten weighs between 3.5 and 5.25 ounces in the first week of birth. Note that a kitten weighing less than 3.5 ounces may be ill or malnourished and need to be taken to a veterinarian for treatment and examination.
The average kitten weighing about 4-6 ounces (113-170 g) is smaller than an adult’s hand.
Most kittens of 2-3 weeks weigh between 6-8 ounces (170-225 g)
4-5-week-old kittens weigh between 0.5 and 1 pound (225g to 450g).
Kittens 7-8 weeks old weigh between 1.5 and 2 pounds (680g-900g).
A three month old kitten will gain a pound a month for the rest of the day, until it stabilizes at about 10 pounds. So a three pound cat is about three months old, and a four pound cat is about four months old. Although this is a general criterion, it is helpful to infer the age of a cat about 12 weeks old. Most cats weigh 10 pounds as adults. This can be used to infer the age of the cat.
1. Eyes not open: 1-10 days.
2. You can just see the eruption of deciduous teeth: about 2 weeks.
3. They’re trying to get up: two to three weeks.
4. They start to play: 4 weeks.
5. They have full teeth: 5 weeks.
6. Start the first hair change: 6 months.
7. The front teeth began to wear: 1 year old.
8. Canine dentition: 5 years old.
9. White beard: 6-7 years old.
10. Wear of mandibular incisors round: 7 years old.
11. The maxillary front teeth fall off, the head and back appear white hair, lose luster: over 10 years old, give you statistics, give some hard work. patron
To sum up, the more accurate and common way to determine the age of a cat is to look at the degree of tooth wear as a basis. In view of your request to exclude the identification of weight and teeth. Here are some other ways. 1¡¢ Look at the overall appearance. The cat’s age can be roughly identified according to the growth and color changes of the cat. The cat’s hair is very soft and soft three months before birth, and the hair is fine. When it grows to 5 months, new hair will grow, and the original bottom hair will become thicker and longer. At 7 and 8 months of age, the cat’s fur color is uniform and the length is balanced. Cats enter middle age when they are 6 or 7 years old. In addition to white cats, deep cats have white whiskers. At the age of 7 or 8 years old, white hair will grow on the back. The overall color of the hair will be dull, rough and easy to fall off. 2¡¢ Look at their life character and mental state. The cat, born 2 months to 2 years old, is lively, mischievous, and coquettish to people. Understanding has the ability to express, can understand the host’s call and simple etiquette, for 3 to 4 years old. Over 5 years old, more lazy, less active, a bit dull. Over 7 years old, they usually neglect the will and existence of the host. I hope the summary here is helpful to you!
The life span of cats varies from species to species, ranging from 12 to 15 years. Generally, cats begin to enter old age after the age of 7-8. Recently, with the improvement of cat breeding environment, longevity cats are also gradually increasing.
The age of the cat is based on the degree of tooth wear. The primary teeth grow at 3 weeks old, all grow up at 5 weeks old, the front teeth wear out at 1 year old, the dog teeth age at 5 years old, the mandibular front teeth become round at 7 years old, and 10 maxillary front teeth fall off.
In addition, the age can be calculated according to the growth of the hair: the kitten is 6 months old, the white beard on the mouth is 6-7 years old, the white hair appears on the head and back, and the old cat loses luster.
The cat’s age can generally live 10-15 years, there are a few cats can live to 20 years old
After entering old age, cats, like human beings, will show signs of old age, such as weakness of waist and legs, slowness of movement, loss of teeth, loss of eyesight and fear of cold. Therefore, it is also the responsibility of the breeder to take the old cat to see the animal doctor regularly and let the old cat live a stable and comfortable life. The exact age of cats entering the old age varies with breed and individual, and there is no unified limit. Because the cat to the old age, appearance and behavior almost no obvious change, but it will also appear as the elderly show physiological changes. Veterinarians believe that cats over 6 years old are prone to diseases related to old age. It is generally recognized that cats aged 6-7 years generally have less activity, more fat deposition and weight gain.
Eyes still open: 1-10 days.
You can just see the eruption of the deciduous teeth: about 2 weeks.
They’re trying to get up: two to three weeks.
They started playing: four weeks.
They have full teeth: five weeks.
Start the first coat: 6 months.
The front teeth began to wear: 1 year old.
Aging of canine teeth: 5 years old.
White beard: 6-7 years old.
Mandibular incisors wear round: 7 years old.
Maxillary incisors fall off, head and back appear white hair, lose luster: over 10 years old
I’ll give you the statistics. I’ll give you some hard work. patron