Cat born August 6 but owner says he is ready any time to be rehomed now. I was going to pick up my kitten on October 10, but due to family obligation that came up that day, I cant anymore so im wondering if its a good idea to pick the kitten up earlier, then take the kitten with me in the car when we leave on October 10, or to keep the cat with his mom for an extra week, so I would pick him up when he is around 10 weeks. is it that important for kittens to be rehomed when they are 12 weeks? my owner gives me the impression she wants the cat gone as soon as possible, so im not sure he is getting as much care and play time as he should be. But if he was here, he'd have lots of attention from three eager kids, wet and dry food, and many toys ready for him. So how important is it for a 8 week old kitten to be with the mom?