If you bought a kitten directly from the owner of the Mama cat (breeder), through the club or in the poultry market, you'll know the exact date of his birth (although about the bird market an absolute guarantee to give difficult). But if you picked up a stray kitten, determining its age can be a problem. How to determine the age of a kitten?

The best way to determine the age of the kitten is to take him to the vet{!LANG-7faba595103edf9697741ebbebe90840!}

However, what if an immediate visit to the veterinarian for any reason impossible? There are several ways to determine the age of the kitten yourself. Note that the size and weight of a kitten is not a reliable criterion for determining the age of a kitten{!LANG-14e4327e7116ea9e8c124fd0b6ea6ec4!}

If the kitten is less than six months, its age can be determined by appearance and activity{!LANG-311efd18d95bb17cd2d0b1c6e59bcc44!}

Else to determine the approximate age of a kitten by the color of his eyes. All kittens, regardless of breed, are born with blue eyes. At the age of three weeks in the body of a kitten begins to produce melanin that causes the pigmentation change. Usually 2.5 months eye kitten get their "adult" color. So if the kitten has blue eyes, he is younger than ten weeks.

However this is not the best way to determine the age of a kitten{!LANG-6b137828f2cc13613d0a67c1a81d075e!}

The most accurate age of a kitten can be identified by the teeth{!LANG-1b128d02c27d037438fbe1ebf320088f!}

By the way, teeth you can find out the age and adult cats. Only in this case you need to look at how the teeth wear out. One and a half years erased the Central incisors of the lower jaw, the two half — middle incisors of the lower jaw three and a half — the Central incisors of the upper jaw, to four and a half — middle incisors of the upper jaw. In five years, there are traces of Erasure on the teeth, to six years are erased extreme maxillary incisors.


Note that all methods of self-determination of the age of the kitten is extremely unreliable{!LANG-dfd1999d7715e9d057b0d9fa071b05e4!}