How old should my kitten be when I let them out?
So long as you have planned in advance, and your kitten is vaccinated, neutered and microchipped, it’s up to you when you want to let them out. Below are the minimum ages – if there are other factors such as bonfire night, moving house or simply feeling your kitten is not ready then wait until you are comfortable.
- Supervised access: Kittens will not complete their vaccinations and waiting period until at least 13 weeks old, so this would be the youngest that you could start supervised access.
- Unsupervised access: Ideally cats should be six months of age before they are allowed outside unsupervised. This gives them time to mature, and also to be neutered.
Four months old is the earliest kittens can be neutered. Free, unsupervised access to the outdoors should only occur once your kitten is neutered, as kittens can get pregnant from only four months old!