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. More »

Newborn kittens get necessary antibodies from the healthy mother's milk, which protects them until they are about 6 to 8 weeks old, explains WebMD. The veterinarian determines when to administer the series of core vaccin... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Newborn kittens begin to see two weeks after birth, hear at three weeks old, walk by week four, and become playful by week six, according to Petful. Kittens normally finish weaning by six to eight weeks of age. More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Newborn kittens need to stay with their mother until they are six weeks old. The mother's milk is the healthiest option for the kittens, and someone may have to feed them with a bottle if the mother is not there or refus... More »

Kittens feed strictly off the mother cat for the first few weeks of life. Bottle-feeding using a milk replacement must be used if the kitten has been separated from the mother, has been rejected, or if the mother cannot ... More »

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 C... More »

Only feed kittens food that is specially designed to meet their nutritional needs. The proper growth and development of kittens depends highly on extra protein and other essential vitamins and nutrients that are not pres... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats