From birth until the age of 7 weeks old, a pup is a newborn. During the first few weeks, all that a Chi puppy will do is sleep and drink the dam’s milk. There is even very little time devoted to bowel movements since the dam stimulates the newborn puppy to eliminate. A newborn Chihuahua will slumber anywhere from 20 to 23 hours per day. They will normally only wake up to nurse and this happens roughly every 2 hours.
The prolonged sleeping habits of the Chihuahua puppy will begin to change noticeably around the 3-week mark. At this time, the pup is learning to walk (it takes about one week for this to be mastered), eyes are fully open and the ability to hear is functional. This is a time of great curiosity and exploration for as far as the pup can travel from the dam.
A Chihuahua puppy from week 3 to week 7 will incrementally stay awake for longer periods of time.
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