Kitten will appreciate having their own comfortable bed to nap in
during the day, but usually they will want to be with you and choose to
sleep with you at night. Each Kitten/Cat is an individual and will make
their own choices for napping and sleeping habits. A good choice of cat
bed is the round, sided, faux sheep skin “Kitty Cup” variety, but there
are many types available that may suit you and your Kitten. A simple
small cardboard box with a clean towel or blanket can make a very nice
inexpensive cat bed or a purchased “Kitty Condo” complete with toys,
climbing boards, and napping/hiding boxes can give your new companion
hours of contentment. If there are other pets in the household, your
Kitten/Cat may prefer to have their bed hidden beneath a piece of
furniture or up off the floor in a place that is more private. Click HERE to review "How to Introduce your New Kitten to Other Pets in your Household."
Dangling electrical cords can, to a Kitten, appear to look just like
the new toy that they have been enjoying. Gentle scolding and perhaps
hiding loose electrical cords during their first few months may be
necessary to keep your new Kitten safe. Check the "Cat Health" page to discover how to correctly discipline your cat.
• Kittens may swat at plant leaves and may try to chew on them, again, because they look like toys. You may wish to review the “Poisonous Household Plant List” on the "Cat Health"
page to see if there are any dangerous plants in your house. We have
many plants in our home and my cats do not attack my plants, so this
may not be an issue at all. If it is, you may have to remove a
particular plant from your home for the first six months.
Cats do not knock any of the decorative accessories from their display
locations in our home. This is trait that I teach to my Cats, because
as an Interior Designer, our home is filled with a life time collection
of furnishings and my Cats respect our home. However, Kittens, when
they are very young and are still learning, can make a mistake and
perhaps accidentally break something. For the first couple of months,
keep your Kitten and your most favorite delicate items safe by stowing
some of the most breakables. Start immediately and continue teaching
your Kitten the difference between his/her toys and your furnishings.
Later, you can then redecorate in your usual fashion. Click HERE to find out more about INTERIOR DESIGN.
your Kitten/Cat inside your home, unless attended and on a leash.
Especially in New Mexico and other Southwestern States, there are too
many dangers outside for your Kitten/Cat to be safe exploring on it's
own. Click HERE to learn more about keeping your Kitten or Cat safe and how to build a Cat Habitat.