Hi everyone. How are we all doing? I’ve always wanted a kitten. Growing up we didn’t have a pet because we lived in a flat, and since I moved out of home I’ve never felt settled enough to take on the responsibility of looking after an animal. Recently a friend asked If we could look after a 10 week old kitten for a couple of months, and I couldn’t turn her down. Whilst there are so may great things about having a cat there’s also quite a bit of work that goes into kitten proofing your home.
- They will paw at and chew everything.
Nothing is sacred in your house anymore. It will be chewed!
- Some plants are toxic.
– Lilies, Azaleas, Daffodils, Mistletoe and Poinsettia.
- All lids should be kept closed.
Kittens love to explore, and for some reasons toilets seem like a gret place to explore.
- Hot spots aren’t safe.
There’s nothing your kitten likes doing more than sitting on your laptop, or hiding away the dryer. Check everything!
- Furniture will need cat proofing.
Unless you want the kitten to attack all your furniture make sur to buy some scratching posts and climbing posts for them to use.
- Secure everything.
Closing something no longer means it will stay closed.
- Lock windows and screens.
- Toys, toys, toys.
The only way to keep a kitten amused is by making sure you have plenty of toys for them to play with.
- Patience is a virtue.
Just remember that you have to be patient. Kitten will get into more than you can imagine. So just keep calm!
There’s many things I haven’t discovered yet about looking after a kitten. Do you have any advice for a new kitten owner like myself?