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 young cat avoids interaction with other animals and demonstrates little curiosity in approaching people, it is more likely to maintain this aloof demeanour as an adult and dislike being petted. If you have a young cat or kitten that is always trying to nip and scratch your hands, this may be a sign that it will engage in rough play as you get older.
When picking out a new kitten, make sure to verify that it appears to be in good health. His eyes should be bright and clear, his ears should be clean, his claws should be smooth, his coat should be shiny and thick (depending on the breed), and there should be no signs of fleas.
If you purchase a kitten from a breeder, there is a good chance that he has already been examined by a licenced veterinarian to ensure that he is in good health. In that case, before making a firm decision to bring him home, you should first inquire as to whether or not you are permitted to take him to a doctor for a checkup. If you already have at least one cat, adding another adult cat might result in more social conflicts than adding a kitten to the household instead.
If you do not currently have a cat but are considering getting more in the future, getting one or two kittens will allow your future cats to grow up together, ensuring that they are compatible with one another. Read our guide on how to introduce your cat to other pets in the home for more information and specific instructions.