How Old Should A Kitten Be To Leave Its Mom?

Answer: Kittens are born with the instinct that they will eventually have to leave their mother. The time when this happens is usually between 20-30 days of age, but some kittens may leave earlier or later than usual. Leaving the mom for good is a very important step in your kitten’s development and it should not be taken lightly! If you think your kitten needs to go home with you now, even if he/she is only 3 weeks old, please take them to see us before returning them – we can help make sure they get along well at home and we can provide advice on behavior and training as well as assistance in socialization.