White Kitten with Blue Eyes (Deafness/Blindness)
White kitten with blue eyes are often be associated with blindness and deafness. However, there is no need to be feared to bring a cat with blue eyes home because more than 50 percents of cats who are not pure white, their blue eyes are not always related to deafness and blindness.
However, all white cats or kitten are likely to be deaf and it is a major concern in most of pure white cats. Here is some information that might help you to understand more about white kitten.
White kitten with blue eyes essential information
If you are looking for white cat with blue eyes breed then you can look for kitten which commonly has blue eyes such as Javanese, ragdoll, Balinese, Turkish Van, snowshoe, Siamese, Himalayan, Persian, ojos azules, and Tonkinese. You may even find blue eyed cats in your local shelter since kittens are normally born with blue eyes color.
It is true that you may be afraid to bring a white cat or kitten home for the possible deafness, but deaf kittens are healthy and happy as long as you keep them indoors. Even a cat that completely blind or deaf still can be a perfect companion for humans and thus never be afraid to raise a white cat although they are blind or deaf. And for your information, if you are wondering whether albino cats are also linked to deafness then they are not.
The sign of deafness
There are some signs that can be checked though, for example if your kittens or cats ignore your voice, they walk in odd way, difficult to wake up, they seem disoriented, and like to startled easily when you touched them then these could be the signs of deafness. Consult the vet when suspect these symptoms.
How about the kittens that are born with blue eyes
Just like we mentioned before, not all white kittens are related with deafness or blindness because normally all kittens are born with blue eyes. But, if you ask will my kitten’s eyes stay blue although they are not blind or deaf then your kittens may change in eyes color.
When the kitten reaches one month old, their eyes color will begin to change into many numbers of shades like amber, gold, etc. And when they finally reach three months old, they will have permanent eye colors.
However if you find out that the white kitten with blue eyes are deaf and blind, never take them outdoors without your monitoring since they might be harmed with other animals.