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One of the most lovable creatures in the world is of course newborn cats. Baby bastards look so sweet that they get our heads off. However, newborn kittens that look so cute are actually also very vulnerable and totally in need of their mother's care. Therefore, if you find a newborn kitten without a mother, you should take care of it as if it were her mother, which unfortunately often results in frustration efforts to rescue the kittens who do not have a mother.


The offspring, completely dependent on his mother, gains his freedom within a few weeks. The rapid development that occurs before weaning, for example, when the offspring still suckles its mother is a true performance of feline.


The offspring, born blind and deaf, weighs about one hundred grams. He is lied to by his mother and gets rid of the membrane on him, heats up and is warned. This will allow the pup to find its feeding breasts. Unable to regulate body temperature until 3 weeks of age, the puppy leans on its mother's belly to absorb the milk containing many antibodies and hugs her well and warmly. A few days later, she will suckle milk from her mother while feeding, which will take a third of her time in the first month. Within 5 weeks, he will be able to move and his senses will develop as he spends his time sucking, playing and sleeping.


At birth, the offspring's sense of smell is sufficiently developed to find her mother. It can also distinguish three basic tastes: sweet, salty and sour. On the other hand, he is blind and deaf and wins both senses almost at the same time. The sensation occurs at about 5 days of age, but does not allow the pup to adapt to the sounds before they are 14 days old. He will acquire adult skills at about one month old and then recognize his mother's voice. The kitten opens its eyes between 7 and 15 days after birth. He will still need 3 or 4 days to have the concept of depth of field. Adapting to this simultaneous acquisition of the senses of vision and hearing requires several days.


The kitten has a good sense of balance at a very early age, albeit still a bit clumsy. He barely regulates his movements before he is 2 weeks old. He starts walking on his four legs at about 17 days of age and has the ability to scratch his back foot and ear when he is about 3 weeks old. At 35 days of age, he can scratch and pull his claws in.


There are innate elements in his behaviors like grooming, sieving and feeding, but these are also taught very quickly by the mother to her offspring. At 15 days of age, the pup may lick his forefoot. When he is 30 days old, he starts to make his first movements by scratching the material in the sandbox. After 3 weeks, he can go to the toilet alone in the box. At the age of 4 weeks, she can be fed by mimicking the behavior of her mother, thus acquiring her mother's feeding preferences.


The acquisition of all communication behaviors specific to cat breeds begins at about 3 weeks and ends at 7 or 8 weeks. Game activities start at approximately 3 weeks. This includes contacts between the offspring, games and interactions with the mother, and makes intra-species socialization possible. In this way, the puppy learns to control scratching and to deal with prey, insects or small objects. The predatory behavior of these species occurs at the end of the first month.


 The learning of social behaviors towards friendly species also starts at about 3 weeks and ends at 3 months. The offspring should also find himself in an environment enriched with visual, auditory and relational stimuli. Stroking, hugging for a few minutes during the day, being in a place surrounded by many sounds with children or other animals, will make kitten training more balanced. As an adult, his behavior is highly dependent on the diversity of the environment at this time in his life.