I would start putting some food out so they can check it out, crunch it up with a little water, and microwave it for about 3 seconds, stir it up and check it for too hot. Or canned food too. You could hand feed them one little chunk, once a day. I have heard that milk is not good for dogs and cats. Is that true? Anybody?
I don't know when they wean, I think it's at 7 weeks, but you will know, or I should say momma cat will know.
Have fun curly sue
Cats will wean anywhere from 5 to 7 weeks old. They should be pretty much completely weaned by 8 weeks.
Just keeping kitten food available to them will start them on their way.
I have heard that just a wee bit of milk isn't that bad for cats. Just not everyday.
Kittens are ready to eat when they are about 4 weeks old. Some will start munching on dry feed at that age, some prefer canned food. Put some out, and also water, in dishes that are low enough for them to reach.
Their mamas will keep nursing them for several weeks after this. It's a good idea to keep the kittens until they are at least 12 weeks old, making sure they get a vet exam and their first vaccinations. This way they build up their immunities and become strong enough to move to a new home.
Typically, they are weaned around 6 weeks, and they will make their way to the food and water dishes, so you want to keep the dish near their bed. That will make is easier for them to transfer from mom to solids. I hope this has all helped you out. Have a nice day.
We are going away for a week an wonder if we could take our cat and her 4 week old kittens with us. It is a ragdoll and will be caged with the kittens from birth?