During their first few weeks of life, puppies go through various developmental stages. When they first open their eyes is a significant milestone in their development and bonding with their mother and environment. Here are some examples of when pups generally open their eyes:

Week 1 and Week 2: From birth to 14 days:

Puppies are born with their eyes closed and their mouths closed. Their primary attention during this time is on nursing, being warm, and bonding with their mother and littermates. Their ears are likewise closed, thus they rely primarily on touch and scent.

10 to 14 days (by the end of Week 2):

Puppies’ eyelids begin to open slightly between the ages of 10 and 14 days. They may initially have only little slits and have very hazy vision. They are more aware of their environment at this age, although their eyesight is not fully matured.

Approximately 2 to 3 weeks (Week 3):

Most puppies’ eyes are fully open by the end of the third week. Their vision is still restricted, so they must rely on their senses of smell and hearing to navigate the world. They begin to become more curious and observant of their littermates and the environment around them.

Week 4: 3 to 4 weeks

Puppies’ eyesight gradually improves by the fourth week. They can see better and are more confident in exploring their surroundings. As their motor abilities grow, they exhibit greater playful behavior with their littermates.

Week 5: 4 to 5 weeks

Puppies’ eyesight is substantially improved at this time, and they can perceive more colors and things in detail. Their play becomes more dynamic, and they begin to interact more actively with toys and with one another.

Six to seven weeks (Week 6 and Week 7):

Puppies’ eyesight is fully developed at the age of six to seven weeks. They are extremely energetic, playful, and inquisitive about everything in their environment. This is an important time for socialization and exposing them to a variety of situations in order to strengthen their confidence.

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