New Born Kittens Development – Week 2

British Shorthair Kittens

By now you should have noticed that your newborn kittens are developing at a very fast pace. I have also noticed kittens starting grooming themselves. At two weeks at least 4 things become more prominent:

1. Growth. Kittens are continuing their growth at a very fast rate (around 10 grams per day).

2. Eyes development. Their eyes have started to open and will be completely open at 9 to 14 days old or so. All kittens’ eyes are blue, and will remain so for several weeks. Their vision will be blurred at first, and their pupils don’t dilate and contract readily, so they should be protected from bright lights.

3. Sense of Smell. The kittens’ sense of smell is developing, and they might even hiss at unfamiliar odours.

4. Sex. You might be able to determine the sex of the kittens around this time.

Author: Eric De Souza

Hi, I’m Eric, and I love our British Shorthair cats. I am husband and a father and in my spare time, I like to read, play the guitar and explore the beautiful Cotswold countryside.

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