How Long Is It Safe To Lift A Kitten By The Scruff?

When your kitten is about 5 weeks old, you will be able to lift him by his scruff and hold him up in the air. That means he’s big enough to go away with someone else or leave on public transport. You should also be able to pick him up without hurting his legs or spine for short periods of time (this varies from cat to cat). If you are not sure when he can safely be lifted, I recommend asking a vet for advice beforehand.