Morning All, Here's a question to get your brain back up to speed on a Monday morning. Absolutely everyone here agrees that kittens should not be removed from their mother until 12 weeks old. HOWEVER...... You're in the market for a kitten - not a pedigree, just a li'l 4-legged furball to fill your days with joy. You get the chance to have one BUT is it only 6 weeks old.... WHAT DO YOU DO???? Do you say 'No thank you, I don't want it because it is too young to leave its mother' even though you know there is a very high chance of it going to someone else who may not care or understand about cats the way that we do here OR...... Do you take the kitten, even though you know you shouldn't & it goes against what you believe in, but you aren't prepared to take the risk of it going to someone who would not understand & care for it correctly - especially being so young - and which may result in the kitten having a very poor quality or short life? I got Merson when he was only 6 weeks. I pointed out to the woman that I thought he was too young to leave but she was adamant that he was going & if I didn't have him, there were plenty of others who wanted him. He did end up being quite poorly as a kitten and, at one point, had to be fed for almost 2 weeks with a syringe because he wouldn't eat. I often wonder if fate put him in my path because it knew that he had a better chance of survival with me because I would do everything in my power to care for him when there was a chance he could have had a much shorter life because whoever else he ended up with would not have been either knowledgeable enough or caring enough to give him the extra care & attention he needed. 10 years down the line, the little monster still has me completely wrapped around all four of his little fur paws and I can honestly say, I wouldn't change him or the situation for all the money on the planet!!! So, the conundrum is, when an owner is determined to get rid of a litter at the age of six weeks - what IS the right or wrong thing to do???