1. They will begin to open their eyes, and some kittens may open their eyes completely by the time they are two weeks old. NEVER touch their eyes or try to help them open; this could cause a serious infection. Even though their eyes are open, they are actually still nearly blind as their eyes aren't able to focus for a few days after opening. They are also still deaf, have no teeth, and no sense of smell.
The kittens look a little strange when they are beginning to open their eyes, but once they do...
They are way too cute!!
2. Mama kitty will still take complete care of them, including cleaning them and taking care of "potty time". Make sure she always has plenty of clean water and food so she can keep those babies fed!
3. They may also start sitting up and moving around a lot more. Ours are already trying to walk!
4. It is now okay for you to start picking them up and holding them carefully for a minute or two at a time. Ours really don't like being held yet, but Paisley is okay with it.
5. They are still not able to keep very warm, so if it is cold where you live, I suggest keeping them either in your house, your garage, your barn, or anywhere that is somewhat warm. We have chosen to keep ours in the house for a few weeks, until they start needing a litter box. This is just to keep them safe from the many predators in our area in Oregon.
|Kitten #3. They all have blue eyes at this age.|
6. If you have had kittens many times before, you may be able to tell their gender, but it can be tough. We are pretty sure we have all girls!
That's pretty much it for now. They still don't do much except stare at you with those big, blue eyes!