When Do Kitten’s Eyes Change Color?

Kittens are born with blue eyes that change color over time. When does this happen?

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If you look at your cat’s eyes, it’s unlikely you’ll see that they are blue. Cats’ eyes colors range from green and gold/yellow to orange, copper and brown. The thing is, cat’s eyes don’t actually change color; they get color over time, and when they are just born, what you see as blue is a lack of color combined with light refraction.

As you probably know, kittens are born with closed eyes. They keep developing for another week or two – it varies between cats. Even when their eyes start opening, it doesn’t mean they are able to see. It takes another 3-4 weeks for that.

During this period, your kitten’s eyes will appear to be blue and they will start changing color by week 6 or 7.