When a family decides to take in a cat, it might be challenging to say no to the adorable little kittens.
They enjoy having fun and being players. You will also have the opportunity to rear them in the manner that you think is appropriate from the very beginning. On the other hand, they demand a great deal of attention from you, and you need to be on the lookout at all times, particularly if they are mischievous!
Are you willing to commit the necessary amount of time and effort to provide for a kitten’s requirements?
You will need to take all of this into mind if you plan on taking care of a little kitten.
If a kitten stays away from the other animals and shows little interest in approaching you, it is more likely to remain reserved as an adult and dislike being petted. If you have a kitten that constantly tries to bite and scratch your hands, this could be an indication that it will engage in rough play as you get older.
When choosing a kitten, check that it is apparently healthy. His eyes must be bright and clear, his ears clean, his claws smooth and his coat shiny and thick (depending on the breed) without signs of fleas.
If you buy a kitten from a breeder, he may have already had a veterinarian examine him to make sure he is in good health. If not, ask him if you can take him for a health check before making a definite commitment to bring him home. If you already have at least one cat, acquiring a kitten can create fewer social conflicts than another adult cat.
If you do not have a cat now but want to have more in the future, taking one or two kittens means that they will grow together and therefore they should get along! For more information, read our guide on how to introduce your cat to other pets in the home.