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When does a kitten become a cat?

Asked by AnonymousWoman (6523points) January 3rd, 2012

I am wondering because my family’s kittens were born in the early fall (it is now early winter). I’m not sure when to start viewing them as cats instead of as kittens. Should I already be considering them cats?

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everephebe's avatar

I have a permakitten, (my word for permanently a kitten,) she’s 18.

AnonymousWoman's avatar

^^ Aw. That’s cute. :)

GracieT's avatar

I think that usually it’s about 1 year. I do, however, agree with @everephebe, I just lost my permakitten who was around 19. He never grew up, not that I minded!

cookieman's avatar

After the bat mitzvah.

Paradox25's avatar

1 year, but depending on the breed and individual personality traits they may behave like kittens well into their teens.

syz's avatar

Vaccines begin at 6 weeks, spay and neuter at 6 months, adult at around a year. And your queen should be spayed as soon as the babies are weaned.

Three to four million animals are euthanized in shelters each year – there’s no reason to be allowing your pets to reproduce.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Around 1 year, yes. At around 6 months they will begin to start looking more like cats and less like kittens, usually.

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