Important Milestones for Kitten

It’s amazing when your new kitten arrives at home. Fun and games, cuddles, a cuteness overload, and a bit of a learning curve for everyone.

Cute Kitten
Cute Kitten

Birth to two months

You’re most likely to adopt a cat from eight weeks, so chances are you’re already past this milestone. A lot of development happens in this first eight weeks, so if you need details, ask your veterinarian.

Two months

Vaccinations are important for a healthy kitten. The first round of vaccinations will start at 6-8 weeks.

Two to four months

Your cat’s personality will start to emerge. Connections and bonds with the family strengthen. This is a critical time to learn trust, and establish a core territory – where they feel safest. More vaccinations are due and house training starts.

Four to eight months

This is when you should consider getting your cat microchipped, spayed or neutered. Your veterinarian is the best person to advise you on the best time to do this. You can discuss this with your veterinarian during your kitten’s vaccination appointments. Six months is about the time you may start to give unsupervised access to adventures outside. The training continues (it never really stops!).


The once-monthly protection against harmful parasite.