At 10 weeks, your kitten should weigh about 2.5 pounds. However, there will be some variance in this, and anything between 2 and 3 pounds is OK. Your kitten should be somewhat larger than last week, but not much so. Its body shape should be more defined as well.
A 10-week-old kitten normally has his feet firmly planted in his new home. He'll be about 2.5 pounds, and he's clearly bigger than he was two weeks ago. He will be more active, despite the fact that he is still napping a lot. And he's more prone to get into mischief! You can expect your kitten to play hard all day long and enjoy being petted and cuddled with at night.
Kittens become independent around 12-14 weeks old. At this age, they should leave daily when you go to work and return when you get home. They may stay away for an hour or two if they wake up during the night. However, if you keep them past 14 weeks, they will never leave on their own until you get back home each day.
They will start to eat solid food around 10-12 weeks old. Mix together one part wet cat food to three parts boiled water. Don't feed your kitten this mixture every day, but do give it a week or two before switching to dry food.
From about four months old, kittens need about 3-4 hours of sleep per day. If they don't get enough sleep, they'll be cranky and likely to act out physically (such as by playing too vigorously). If they get too much sleep, they'll be sluggish and vulnerable to illness.
5 to 1 pound (225g to 450g) is most likely 4-5 weeks old. A kitten weighing 1.5 to 2 pounds (680g–900g) is most likely 8–9 weeks old. The normal three-month-old cat will gain one pound every month until its weight stabilizes at about ten pounds. Then, it's supposed to stay that way for its life.
The typical domestic cat weighs between 0.8 and 1.4 pounds (0.4 and 0.6 kg), with males being typically 10 percent heavier than females. That means a five-year-old cat would weigh around 55 pounds (25kg). Cats live longer than humans do, sometimes reaching 15 or 20 years old. However, because of this, they also tend to suffer from many chronic diseases that often lead to death before such an animal reaches its actual lifespan.
An average human life span is 80 years. But due to medical advances, some people may live even longer than that. The average age of death for cats is 12 years. However, some cats can live as long as 16 or 18 years while others die in just a few months. This difference in longevity can be attributed to genetics, health history, and other factors.
A 5-pound kitten is too young to be vaccinated, although some veterinarians recommend vaccines for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for all cats by six months of age.
The weight of a kitten in pounds generally correlates to his age in months, and he will gain weight at a pretty regular rate until he is around 5 months old. You may reasonably assume that a 1-pound kitten is around 4 weeks old and a 3-pound kitten is about 12 weeks old as long as it is in good bodily shape. A sick or injured kitten would weigh less. Kittens grow rapidly for their age because their bones are still developing and they have much more muscle tissue than other parts of the body, so they need food in larger quantities to maintain their weight.
After about 6 months, a cat's growth slows down and its adult weight is usually reached between 12 and 16 months. The older the cat, the heavier it is likely to be. A 2-year-old cat may weigh up to 10 pounds; a 4-year-old, 14 pounds. The average life span of a domestic cat is 7 to 9 years.
Cats reach their full size by about 8 weeks old. The bulk of their weight after this time comes from fat and water, with some protein remaining. A 3-pound kitten will soon grow into a 400-500 pound cat. Males tend to be heavier than females.
A cat's teeth continue to develop until it reaches about two years old. The last tooth to come in is usually the third molar (or wisdom tooth), which develops in adulthood. All the others come in during early childhood.