You made the decision to settle in the house of a new little and fluffy tailed lodger – a charming kitten. It’s time to think about how to prepare for the appearance of a kitten in the house, how to take care of a kitten and, finally, what to do in order for it to adapt quickly and successfully. What to expect from a baby in the first days of the new Adaptation of a kitten, a cat in a new place
Changing the usual situation for a small kitten is tantamount to testing: new sounds, new smells, a new place and new owners. To get used to all this and feel at home, the baby needs to get comfortable first. Do not let the kitten on a free trip throughout the apartment, limit the space first one room, where a bed and a toilet tray will be arranged. In the room should not be drafts, stuffiness, check that there were no shaky dangerous for a small kitten unstable designs of furniture and interior items.
During the first 2-3 days, many kittens are very cautious and do not immediately contact new owners. It’s normal, be close, make sure that the new tenant is available food and drink, but do not bother him. If the baby starts the first studies and the first steps in the apartment, do not interfere, let them inspect everything and sniff everything, just watch him. When the kitten shows interest in you, answer it with a gentle touch, play with it a ribbon or a piece of paper on a string. By the way, the playfulness and sociability of a cat are laid in her early age. So do not spare the time and toys for a sociable little kitten.
Curiosity and feline games are a good sign that the kitten feels quite comfortable in the new place.
General rules how to care for a kitten
– The most important task for the owners is to accustom the little kitten to the toilet. Trays for cats are low, without a lattice. The stores offer a wide selection of fillers and special aerosols (for scaring away from places not suitable for coping need and for bringing to the tray). For additional attraction to the tray use a simple trick: put a piece of paper dipped in the baby’s urine into the filler. It happens that in a new place with an unaccustomed already kitten accustomed to the toilet can fix its need not in the tray. It is recommended not to let small kittens walk around the apartment until they are accustomed to the tray. Cats are best fed often, but little by little, so that the food does not lie for long in a bowl. Up to 3 months, kittens are fed 5-6 times a day for about 120-150 grams of special food. For the kittens are perfectly suited portioned meat forage in bags and cans. From 3 months they switch to four meals a day for 180-220 grams. After three months of age, giving milk products is not recommended, since they can cause diarrhea. Very useful sprouted oats from pet stores are like many cats. Up to 6 months, kittens have an active growth time. The water in the bowl should be fresh, it should be changed at least once a day, more often more often – as pollution occurs.
– Look at the sleeping place at your kitten and you may well disperse. Cats tend to settle in warm places: close to radiators, batteries. A chair or sofa can attract more than a special “crib”, many cats like to periodically change their beds.
– Watch for the health of the kitten: he must have a good coat, clean eyes, nose and ears. Dusty rooms are not the right place for a kitten. Ears should be cleaned from the dirt with sulfur wool sticks with vaseline oil. It happens that small kittens are brought into the house, they do not have a mustache – this is not a terrible defect, but only a deficiency in the body of calcium, with a properly balanced diet for the kittens, the mustache is quickly restored. If you have a digestive disorder or any cause for concern, do not be lazy to contact the veterinarian.
– Small kittens are subject to vaccination. The first vaccination is carried out at the age of 2.5 to 3 months.
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