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When should my kitten switch to the adult buckle collar?

Supakit cat collars come with a choice of two breakaway buckles - 'adult' and 'kitten'.

Adult buckle

This is our ‘main’ style of breakaway buckle which will last your cat through all their adult years.

Kitten buckle

This breakaway buckle is specially designed to allow little cats and kittens to start collar wearing safely while they are still too light for the adult buckle.

So, how do you know when your kitten is ready to switch over to an adult buckle?

It's all about their weight - if your cat weighs more than 2.5kg / 5.5lbs - then they are ready to move up to a collar with an 'adult' breakaway buckle!


Can my cat just keep wearing their kitten buckle collar?

A kitten buckle is perfectly safe for all cats, whatever their size or weight. But once your cat is heavy enough for our adult buckle, you may start to notice that their collar with a kitten buckle starts to fall off more often. 

That's because a kitten breakaway buckle is very sensitive, designed to trigger safely on the littlest of cats. It's perfect for keeping small, lightweight kittens safe, but once your little one has grown to over 2.5kg/5.5lbs, that same buckle can start to trigger and fall off during the rough and tumble of their normal play.

Luckily, that's where an adult buckle comes in! The adult breakaway buckle is firmer, so for cats who are safely over the weight limit it has more staying power. The result is a collar that will stay with your cat, wherever they may go.