A kitten is not totally independent until about 6 months old. In the wild it would remain with its mother until then, if not longer. A kitten can be fully weaned at about 8 weeks old. It should not leave its mother until then. Pedigree kittens suckle for two weeks longer than non-pedigrees and are not fully weaned until 12 weeks old.
A kitten’s eyes will open from 8 days old onwards, although, some take up to 3 weeks. All kittens are born with blue eyes, as they grow the eyes change colour. The final colour will be evident at 12 weeks old.
At 8 weeks all the milk teeth are through, the adult teeth appear at 4 months old. However, unlike puppies they do not spend time teething, the adult teeth grow under the milk teeth.
A kitten is born