The process of regulating body temperature is called homeostasis. This is a constant balance between heat loss and heat gain in the body. Kittens begin to regulate their own core temperatures (their internal thermostats) at about 8 weeks of age. It takes some time though, because it requires them to be able to move around and eat without getting too cold or hot. Of course, if they get too hot they will pant and pant until their temp comes down enough and then resume normal activity (and eating). If they get too cold they may shiver or growl/hiss/scratch themselves until the temp goes up again, but most kittens cannot do that for very long so their temps usually come back up after a few minutes once you take notice of what’s going on with your kitten! I’ve had many kitties who have been pretty cool all day only to wake-up very warm when I checked on them before bedtime…it was just one more way my kitties showed me how much fun stuff can be while staying healthy! 😀
How old are kitten when there teeth start coming through?
When does a Kitty go from being an adolescent cat into being a “kitten?” At about 4 months old–the second set of permanent teeth begins growing in place behind the adult ones already present in both jaws. In addition, this stage also brings with it certain changes regarding energy metabolism (“catabolism”) which often makes these