Health is fragile

The first weeks and months of life are key to giving your kitten the perfect start to life.

Advice on caring for your kitten through each development stage

Birth-4 weeks

Neonatal period

The newborn kittens stay close to their mother and slowly make sense of the world.

First stage
Sacred Birman kittens lying down in black and white on a white background

Your kitten's behaviour

Kittens communicate with you in a number of ways. Reading body language and expressive behaviours, and listening to the sounds they make can tell you a lot about how they're feeling and what they need from you.

Kitten behaviour
British Shorthair kitten in black and white on a white background