The first few days after your kitten arrives will be spent making sure that they settle in. It is important that they get comfortable and used to their surroundings, here are some top tips to help:
It’s usually best to keep them in one room of the house for the first week, to allow them to become familiar with this space before exploring the rest of the house.
Place a bed down for them – your kitten will need somewhere to retreat to if they are feeling overwhelmed, so a bed or a padded crate will give them a space that is entirely their own and that they can feel safe in.
Make sure that the room has everything they’ll need day to day, such as water and food bowls, litter tray, a scratching post and their bed
Let them explore their new space straight away, first with you in the room and then without. This is so that they feel comfortable in their new home, with and without you.
If you have other pets, introduce them to each other slowly by giving them each other’s toys to smell before meeting, this should make the meeting less stressful.
Don’t forget that you kittens will need to be vaccinated before they go outside.
For more kitten advice speak to your team at The Vet.