It is safe to touch newborn kittens during their first week of life. This should only be done if necessary, because the mother cat may become irritated if she detects another scent on the kittens.Continue Reading
Kittens can be safely socialized in their second week of life. Socializing is accomplished by handling the kittens for a limited amount of time per day. Pet the kitten or by simply hold it next to your body as a source of warmth.
Kittens should be placed back with their mother after the handling process has been completed for the day.
Prior to handling the kittens, hands should be sanitized or washed. This will keep the kittens from becoming sick from any germs on their handler.Learn more about Cats
Kittens stop growing once they reach full adulthood, depending on their breed and genetic profile, but some breeds can have explosive growth spurts in the first four years of life, such as the Ragdoll, according to The Cat Fancier's Association Complete Cat Book. Most cats reach adulthood by 10 months of age.Full Answer >
Some shelters that have Russian Blue cats ready for adoption include Cat Crusade Adoption & Rescue, Brown Animal Rescue, Operation CatSnip of KY, Inc., Sibling and Kitty Adoptions and Pet Project, according to the pet adoption website Petfinder. Russian Blue cats are gentle pets that are often reserved in the presence of strangers.Full Answer >
Kittens use their mouths to explore their environments. It is not a show of aggression. Oftentimes, kittens are taught by their mothers or other kittens in their litters not to bite, but owners may need to take steps to stop biting.Full Answer >
The Kittens for Adoption website has listings for free Russian Blue kittens. The site lists the kittens by age and location, and discloses both their vaccination and sterilization status.Full Answer >