How Old Does A Kitten Have To Be To Survive The Winter?

A kitten less than six weeks old cannot survive the winter. It is not only cold, but it is also wet and hungry. A kitten that is older than six weeks may be able to survive if it finds a warm place to sleep or finds food from other animals such as raccoons, opossums, skunks etc., but this will depend on its ability to run around and avoid being caught by dogs or cats who are looking for prey. The kittens should stay with their mother until they weigh at least 15-20 grams or about half a pound each day. You can find more information here: http://www.nycavmaa.com/cats_faqs/winter_survival_of_kittens