How Long Should A Kitten Drink Milk?


Kittens do not need to be weaned from their mother’s milk until they are about 3 months old. During this time, the kitten is growing rapidly and will probably become very sick if it does not get enough food or water. The average age for a cat to be fully weaned from his mother’s milk is 4-5 weeks, but there have been reports of kittens being weaned at as young as 2 weeks. There really isn’t any set rule on how much a kitten should drink each day – just make sure that you know what your kitten needs so he doesn’t dehydrate too quickly! A good rule of thumb would be 1/4 ounce per pound of body weight every few hours – feed him only when he starts to show signs of getting thirsty (such as licking lips).