Kittens are one of the most cute and adorable little things and it’s really fun to play with them. They are also more sociable than grown up cats and like to play and interact with their owners. Like all babies, kittens are also sensitive and delicate. They require special care and attention in the early part of their life. Here are some useful and interesting facts about kittens that could be helpful to people who own cats or plan to get one.
Kittens that are adopted at too young an age tend to bite more than those who spend the early 12-16 weeks with their mothers. So, it would be better to adopt kittens along with the mother.
Kittens are sensitive and can get sick easily. So, owners should get their kittens vaccinated and medicated. They should also visit a vet regularly.
Kittens need their mothers in the early weeks of their life.The mother’s milk is important for a proper and nutritious growth. It also contains essential antibodies that protects the kitten from infectious diseases.The mothers keep their babies warm because young kittens are unable to regulate body temperature.
As Infant kittens can’t regulate their body temperature, don’t bathe your kitten until it is at least 8 weeks old.And use only kitten-safe products for its cleaning. Adult cat or dog products could be toxic.
Keep them confined to a safe room and don’t let them wander off.They may get lost somewhere in your house. So keep them in one location until they are old enough to explore what’s outside.
Take care of hazards like electrical sockets, electrical cords, small toys or pieces of string which they might try to swallow.
Feed the kitten three or four small meals daily until the kitten is 6 months old. Kittens have tiny tummies and can’t eat a load of food at once.
Keep your kitten’s claws clipped so that it doesn’t scratch your skin or any other object.
And finally when they are old enough, let them wander outside and explore the world but make sure they have taken proper vaccines and medications and even when they’re outside, keep an eye on them and don’t let them go near a road where there is a lot of traffic.