Before you decide on bringing a new fur bundle of joy into your home there are a few basic things to consider. Kittens are overloaded with energy and are very curious. They will try to get into everything and may bite wires and scratch your furniture. Burning off their energy by playing with them and teaching them how to use a scratching post may help with keeping them from scratching your furniture, biting your wires, and getting into things. Below is a basic checklist that will help you with your new feline friend.
- The number one thing to do BEFORE you bring your feline bundle of joy home is to find a good local vet. You are going to want to consult with your local vet about the proper care for your new kitten. And you are going to want to have your new kitten checked by a vet with in the first few days of bringing him/her home.
- Make sure you consult with your vet on which quality kitten food that you should buy for your new kitten.
- Buy the proper size of food and water dishes. You want to give your kitten a small food and water dish and keep them refreshed daily.
- Buy the proper size litter box and you should consult with your vet on the proper litter to use. And a good rule of thumb is to have 1 litterbox per feline.
- Make sure you consult with your vet on which quality kitten treats that you should buy for your new kitten.
- Most cats love cat beds so you are going to want to offer your new kitten his/her own cat bed.
- You are going to want to buy your new kitten a scratching post and kitten safe toys.
- I personally don't like collars but if you are going to buy a collar for your kitten make sure to buy a quality breakaway collar to avoid a choking hazard.
- You are also want to buy a quality cat carrier and my advice would be to buy a cat carrier that he/she can grow into.
- Last but not least you are going to want to buy a quality brush and or flea comb and keep your new kitten groomed.