Things you will need

1. Litter tray and litter

2. The tray should be scooped of waste twice a day and cleaned regularly

3. Scratching post (unless you want them to use your furniture!!)

4. Toys i.e. little mice, wand toys, feathers toys,

5. Bed/blanket.

6. It is best to feed them kitten food as it contains the nutrients growing kittens need – wet or dry is your own choice, but a combination may be best.

Making sure your new kitten is safe

1. Keep the toilet seat down (Kittens like to explore so make sure their environment is safe!)

2. Check washing machines before you load them.

3. Take care of trailing electric cables.

4. Beware of open windows.

5. Some house plants are poisonous/check it out.

6. Open/electric fires, electric cooking hobs etc.

1. Have a room ready with litter tray, food bowls, water and bed waiting for them.

2. Remember it’s a whole new experience for them.

3. Let your little kitten explore her room alone so that she becomes comfortable.

4. Join your kitten, sit on the floor with her and engage her in some play.

5. When she’s ready to explore the house, never leave her unattended with other pets or children.

6. Introduce your kitten to other family members gradually and likewise, other pets.

Training your kitten

NEVER hit or shout at your kitten, she won’t understand and it will only make her fearful. Clapping your hands or a firm ‘No’ will distract your kitten.

Grooming and care

All kittens need vaccinations at 12 weeks boosters are then required annually. Flea and worm treatments are

recommended once a year. Introduce your kitten to gentle grooming with a soft brush, most kittens like this.

Grooming should be done once a week and more often if the cat is long-haired to avoid the fur clumping. This

can be a great way of bonding with your kitten. If putting a collar on your kitten, ensure it is a safety collar (with

snap open fastener) and identity disc with the kitten’s name and your number. Very young kittens should not

Neutering and microchipping

ALL kittens should be neutered at 4 months and kept indoors until this is done. We recommend you get your kitten microchipped at the same time.

Most of all, ENJOY your new family member!!