5 Week Old Kitten
I have a 5 week old kitten. Her mother is a feral cat. While visiting our Mom on Mother's Day, my sister caught 3 kittens and I took one home. Now I'm wondering if the kitten should be kept with her siblings for a few more weeks?
Romper is eating and drinking very well. She is also using the litter box aren’t cats amazing! She is very social, loves our attention, and is totally relaxed with us. Again so amazing to trust so soon! She loves to curl up in my daughter’s lap while she is doing her homework at the kitchen table. :-)
Basically all is good and we would like to keep things the way they are. We have all bonded with this little one and don't want her to leave for even a few weeks. However, is there some development issue that I might not be aware of?
My sister took the other kittens to her vet who pronounced them very healthy. He said she got lucky catching them at this age as any younger would have been too young, and if they were any older, she probably would not have been able to catch them. Our Mom feeds the feral cats that come into her yard, which is why Mommy Cat had plenty of food for her babies. My sister is planning on trapping all the feral cats and having them fixed, then she will release them back where she caught them.
So, what do you think? Can we keep Romper or should I take her to my sister's house to stay with her siblings for a few more weeks? Please say we can keep her! :-)