Congrats on your new baby!
Here’s some information that you can find very useful when bringing your new baby home.
The best way to acclimate your new kitten to your home is to choose a small room, like a bathroom or laundry room where there is no where for your new kitten to hide, a bedroom can also work. Place your kitten’s food, water and litter box in that room as well. (Your kitten is currently using clay clumping litter.)
This should be your kittens space for the next few days. Take your kitten out as often as you wish but keep him/her on your lap and pet your kitten often.
This will begin to create comfort for your new kitten and start establishing that bond. When you can no longer hold your kitten or directly supervise put him/her back in their safe place.
Once you are sure your new kitten is eating, drinking, using the litter box correctly and allowing you to give affection then you can slowly open up to the rest of the house. Please consider the fact that it can take up to a week for kittens to get over the stress leaving their mom and siblings, but usually it’s much sooner then that :)
Gradually let him/her explore the rest of your home. It’s good to have more the one litter box in different areas of the house so that they are never that far away from relief, particularly for kittens that, like little children, can get distracted playing.
Toys will be your go to! they love toys!!They love anything with feathers and ordinary cat toy balls with a bell in them. They love fake mice. Oh, and you can never have too many toys because they will all end up under your couch.
Scratching posts! Cats love their scratching posts, especially if they have a tassel at the top :)
Cat trees! Cat tress are fun and also essential for a new kitten. Kittens are active, and they need opportunity to scramble, scamper and generally be a happy, busy kitten. We highly recommend some kind of cat tree.
Your kitten is weened and eating solid and wet food. We feed our cats a high quality diet rich in protein. You will receive sample food along with a feeding schedule, it is important that you keep your kitten on the same diet ideally until they are 100% comfortable in their new home. Should you change your kitten‘s Diet , please do so gradually, mix the old diet with the new diet.
And keep in mind that a sudden change in diet can cause an upset stomach which can lead to loose stools and undesired stress.
Registering your kitten! Your kitten will come with TICA registration paperwork but this is not given out until proof of spay or neuter has been submitted to me. Once kitten has been neutered, paperwork will be released to new owner and then you can either mail in your form or register online on the tica.org website.
Registering your microchip!
Your kitten is microchipped and that means you need to register that chip with your current information in order to activate it. I will give you the name of the registry I register all my pets and once on their website you can make an account and register your chip, yes! It's that simple :) Also, please don't forget to schedule a vet appointment for a general wellness exam, within 72 hours of purchase. Without this initial exam the health guarantee is void.If an appointment cannot be made within the 3 days of purchase due to scheduling issues, please notify me right away so we can accommodate the guarantee to the soonest available appointment. If you have any other questions, feel free to txt or email me and I will make an effort to respond within 24 hours :)
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