ok to make a longer than long story short, my Parents took in the nephew of my brothers wife when his mother (I use the term loosely here sadly) was put in a psyche hospital for a indefinete time. When he came to live with them (he is 17) the rent was 3 months behind, electric was cut off, water on its way next. His siblings are with their biological fathers. He brought with him SEVEN felines, momma, daddy and 5 gorgeous kittens. We are thinking of taking the black kitten, my parents are keeping the snowshoe looking one, my daughters teacher is taking one, a friend one, and that leaves one for the boy to keep as its his favorite one. BUT we are all pitching in to have the Daddy neutered and the Momma spayed so this cant happen again at least. The kittens are GORGEOUS and I mean GORGEOUS! The lil black one is the runt and oh so sweet (I cant tell the sexes apart sadly and I am calling the Vet tomorrow to see if they will show me how to do that) lol What I am wondering is how old do you all think they are? They are eating dry food, using a litter box but yet tonight I caught them nursing! I havent had a kitten in forever so I just dont know these things anymore, will the Momma allow them to nurse even if they are old enough to wean? I know they need to be with her to at least 8 weeks. Here are some photos. PLEASE excuse the mess they are in my Dads work shed as that was the only place that was safe, warm and dry to house them when they brought them home so unexpectedly!