After over a year of asking, tonight we're finally getting our 5 year old a kitten. We are so excited. She's 9 weeks old and is a beautiful tortoise shell kitt.
I need major advice. This is our first pet, so we are looking for tips on looking after her. Food's, beds, what should I buy? How should we help her adapt to her new home when she arrives later this evening? Looking at any advice you could offer. Thank you.
We are besotted already. Cozie we kept it a secret from him. He was completely over the moon as soon as he saw her, he couldn't believe we actually got him a kitten.
She is nervous, but very happily playing and exploring the downstairs of the house. She's already ate and drank perfectly fine. We popped up her new scratch post, and will definitely encourage her to use it. We're very happy with her. I will try and upload the picture of her now.
MrsPeeWee I have a kitten the same age (took him in as a stray 3 weeks ago) - he adores playing with scrunched-up sheets of paper, small cardboard boxes (shoeboxes are perfect, he jumps in & out of them & sleeps in them), bits of string and ping-pong balls. We also have a couple of catnip toys from Yeowww! which are not cheap but are better than most of the others around (I have 2 older cats who have loved these). He sleeps a lot and we have to be quite firm with the kids (5 & 3 yrs old) who want him on their laps ALL THE TIME. When he's awake he is always after my feet - v v sharp claws & teeth! - and also loves empty shoes especially ones with laces.
I can't see your pic but will check back later, she sounds gorgeous!