Loven siger mindst 12 uger, jeg har fået alle mine maine coons som 15 ugers, jeg sælger selv tidligst mine når de er 14 uger, men hellere 15 eller 16 uger.
Der er lavet undersøgelser som dokumenterer at det bliver socialt mere stabile katte når de får lov til at blive hjemme til mindst 14 uger.
Artiklen er desværre på engelsk, så undskyld til dem der ikke kan være med så.
Hele artiklen kan læses her https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5583233/
Behaviour problems are common in companion felines, and problematic behaviour may be a sign of chronic stress. In laboratory animals, early weaning increases the risk for aggression, anxiety, and stereotypic behaviour. However, very few studies have focused on early weaning in one of the world’s most popular pets, the domestic cat, although weaning soon after the critical period of socialisation is common practice. To study the effects of early weaning (<12 weeks) on behaviour, a large data set (N = 5726, 40 breeds) was collected from home-living domestic cats through a questionnaire survey. The results show that weaning before 8 weeks of age increases the risk for aggression, but not fearful behaviour. Moreover, cats weaned after 14 weeks of age have a lower probability for aggression towards strangers than early weaned cats and a lower probability for stereotypic behaviour (excessive grooming) than cats weaned at 12 weeks. The effect of weaning age on stereotypic behaviour is partially explained by the effects on aggression. These findings indicate that early weaning has a detrimental effect on behaviour, and suggest delayed weaning as a simple and inexpensive approach to significantly improve the welfare of millions of domestic cats.