Maltese puppies 2 days old. Maltese
puppies are born with their ears and eyes
closed. They on average are about 4
ounces. That is the size of these puppies
pictured. The puppies cannot regulate
their body temperature yet and must be kept
1 week old
Maltese puppies one week old.
The puppies still have their eyes and ears
closed but are starting to get the black
pigmentation on the nose and mouth.
They now have their shiver reflexes but
still must be kept quite warm approximately 85 degrees.
2 weeks old
Maltese 2 weeks old. At approximately 12
days of age the puppies eyes start to open
very slowly. The ears will also open
in the next few days. Pigment is
filling in even more and they get around a
little faster to find mom to nurse.
3 weeks old
Maltese puppies at three weeks old
are now starting to be able to hear, and to
see much clearer. They start to play
with one another and get up and around.
They are now starting to crawl out and
escape their little whelping box they have
been snuggling in with their mom the past
weeks since birth, they want out to follow
the mom over to her food dish and water.
4 weeks old
At four weeks old pictured above the
maltese puppies can hear well now and are
becoming the little "aristracrat" that the
Maltese breed is known for. They get
excited to see us, and recognize voices.
They roll around and play with one another
and their mom, sometimes they let out little
barks. Their ears are starting to fold
over and lay flat and their pigment is
getting darker every day. When they
walk they are still a little wobbly but they
are more stable everyday! They start
to go over to their moms food and lick it,
and occasionally will drink a little water.
Their tails are straight up in the air not
over their backs just yet, but soon will be.
They start to get those cute little tuffs of
hair and the sides of their face and are now
starting to cut their tiny sharp canine
5 weeks old
The puppies are now 5 weeks old pictured
above. The puppies are rolling around
playing and running, they have their tails
straight up and get so excited at familiar
faces. The puppies hair is really
starting to fill in and they have much more
awake time now.