Get ready to bring home your fluffiest family member.
Welcoming home a new kitten is an exciting time. To help them settle into their new environment, we’ve clawed together some top tips for you all to have the purr-fect homecoming.
Preparing your home
To avoid your furniture getting damaged by cute claws, create an indoor playground with a scratching post. Your kitten can practice climbing, build their strength and scan their surroundings from higher levels.
Kittens are very energetic (when they’re not napping), so bring out their playful side with fun, fluffy, colourful toys. Grabbing their attention, developing social skills and refining their reflexes.
Cats are very clean and private animals. It’s best to set their litter tray somewhere discreet but accessible. Scoops and litter liners can help with clean ups and reduce unwanted smells.
Look for kitten food that is formulated for their age. These are full of key nutrients and vitamins that can help develop bones, teeth and the immune system. Treats are great for good behaviour, bonding or training as well.
Cats like routine. So keep their food and water bowls in one spot, then they know where to go. But ensure they’re far away from their litter tray, and find a spot that’s easy to clear up any spillages.
Bringing a kitten home
Collars and trackers
Kittens are masters of hide and seek, but you can easily trace them with a lightweight tracker. Treat them to an identity collar too, so they feel like part of the family.