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When can I let Kitten out into a cat proof garden?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Becksie, May 11, 2010.

  1. Becksie

    Becksie PetForums Junior

    Sep 24, 2008
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    What age can a kitten go outside into the garden?
  2. dharma66

    dharma66 PetForums Senior

    Oct 25, 2009
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    The concern is not really the age of the kitten, but several other factors.

    The kitten should have had its full course of vaccinations, and a week should have elapsed since the last injection.

    As the course is usually started at nine weeks, and boosted at twelve weeks, then that implies 13 weeks as the first possible time.

    However, if the kitten has moved home (i.e. come to you from a breeder etc), then you should keep it indoors for at least a couple of weeks first, so that it establishes your house as its new core territory.


    I just noticed you specified 'cat proof garden'. For me, that doesn't change anything. You can't guarantee your garden is cat safe until your cat tests it for you! If s/he does manage to escape, you don't want to be worrying about diseases and/or if s/he will find his/her way home!
    #2 dharma66, May 11, 2010
    Last edited: May 11, 2010
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