few ceramic bowls
( for food and large for water )
Change water daily , please!
Preparing Your Home
Kittens need plenty of toys and activities to keep them from getting into trouble. Invest in plenty of balls, stuffed play animals, and other toys that will keep your kitten busy. A scratching post will help your kitten to learn appropriate places to sharpen claws. For the crème de la crème in kitten preparedness, purchase a cat condo pole. Your new kitten will love this ‘kitty jungle gym,’ and when your kitten grows into a cat the condo will still be there for scratching, climbing, and play times.
Try to decide first where you want the litter box, food, and water dishes to be. Keeping these items in a permanent spot will help your kitty to remember where they are.
‘Kitty proofing’ your home will help to keep your kitten out of possibly dangerous areas. If you have any tiny holes around your home, plug these holes up; kittens are notorious for their curiosity, and if there are any small holes that lead to the inside walls, or anywhere else, the kitten could become trapped.
Introducing A Kitten to You Existing PetsIf you have other animals in the house, they may or may not respond favorably to the kitten. The kitten may also be intimidated by other animals. Don’t feel discouraged if your new kitten does not get along immediately with other pets in the household. Introduce the pets to each other slowly, and give them some time to get used to each other.
Your new kitten/cat may not eat very much for the first day, this is normal as he/she is nervous. Offer canned food to your kitten/cat as well as the dry food because he/she is more likely to eat the canned food first. Cats love to be brushed gently so that is also a good way to start your new relationship.