At six weeks old, kittens can leave the mother cat, but generally they will do better socially and health-wise if they are kept with the mother until eight weeks old. Avoid taking a kitten from its mother too early, particularly if the kitten is sickly, with information from a veterinarian in this free video on kitten care.
Expert: Dr. James Talbott
Bio: Dr. James R. Talbott is a staff veterinarian at Belle Forest Animal Hospital and Kennel in Nashville, Tenn.
Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge