How Long Should A Kitten Be With Its Mother?

How long should a kitten be with its mother? Kittens are dependent on their mothers for food and warmth. They should stay with her, especially when she is nursing them, until they are about six months old. At this young age kittens can get under foot so it’s best to keep them away from the household cat while they are small. The older your kitten gets, the more independent it will be so you may want to separate them later on in life if you have other pets that don’t mind being picked up or chased by a playful kitten!