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    Emiliano
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    Hi everyone 🙂
    I’m about to adopt a two month female kitten in 3 days and I don’t have any experience related to cats :/
    So, if any of you guys could give me some advice about these next questions or anything I can find useful I would really appreciate it:
    P.S: I believe she’s an Aegean Cat Breed

    Where to place her litter box, her bed and her food and water dishes?
    What kind of food and litter should I buy?
    How can I make her comfortable with her new home?
    When should I take her to the vet?
    Any toy recommendations or something she can play with?
    Do I need to give her a bath?
    Which should be the essential items for a kitten?

    Thank you very much, sorry I wrote a lot but I’m worried about doing something wrong and I’m also very excited

    #860338

    pussigato
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    Emiliano,

    Welcome to TDKland! We’re the fluffiest forum around. Concats on adopting two kits! I believe a hoomin should have at least two so they have company when I’m gone.

    Before you bring your kitten home, prepare a small room or space that will be hers for the first few days or weeks. Having a smaller area to explore at first will help your kitten get comfortable with her new home. Be sure to secure all electrical and blind cords because they can cause harm to your new kitten. Have all the supplies needed available and ready, such as water and food bowls, kitten food, a letterbox, a scratching post, safe toys, a bed and a breakaway collar with a bell. I say this because you’re not used to have kittens around so this will give you fair warning. I recommend having them micro chipped just in case they escape. Ask their vet to show you how to trim their claws.

    Since you don’t eat dinner in the bathroom, Cats don’t like to eat next to the litterbox. Place the litterbox on one side of the room and the food and water dishes on the other. Make sure that your kitten can get in and out of the litterbox without help; it might be necessary to provide a litterbox with low sides. KIttens love to try everything and that includes litter. Because of this it’s important to use unscented clay (non-clumping) for the first 7 months. If they eat clumping litter, it can cause serious digestive problems.

    To help your kitten feel secure, make sure that the room has hiding places. If there isn’t furniture to hide beneath, place cardboard boxes on their sides or cut doorways into them. Providing a warm and comfortable bed is essential. You can purchase a pet bed or line a box with something soft; using a sweatshirt that you’ve worn will help your kitten get used to your scent.
    When you bring your kitten home, put the carrier in the room you’ve prepared. Open the carrier door, but let your kitten come out when he is ready. After your kitten comes out, leave the carrier in the corner as another hiding place. Each day, scoop out the litterbox and provide fresh food and water. I’ve never had success brushing my cats teeth but other TDKers are good at it. Cat brush; brush your kitten gently twice weekly. Cat toothpaste and toothbrush; it’s best to start brushing teeth during kitten hood; aim for at least three times per week.
    Your kitten may hide at first, but he will explore when no one is watching, becoming more comfortable with his new home. Your kitten will likely want plenty of attention from you. This can take a few hours or a few days.
    After your kitten has been checked by a veterinarian, becomes comfortable in his room and develops a regular routine of eating, drinking and using the litterbox, you can let him venture out into the rest of your house. At this point, you need to make sure that your kitten stays safe and has enough privacy to eat, sleep and use the litterbox. Keep your kitten’s bed, litterbox and food/water dishes in the same place so that he knows where to find them.
    Proper nutrition is especially important for kittens because they need two to three times as many calories and nutrients as adult cats. Ask the foster family what they’ve been the kits. I’ve always given my kits Kitten Chow (not a spoke woman). They grow up healthy and crazy. There are many more kitten foods available and what you buy is partly based on your budget.

    Now comes the hard part. Love, play and enjoy the company of your new flat mates because they have adopted you.

    PG

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    Emiliano
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    Thanks a lot pussigato for the advice!
    I feel better now that I know what to do when se gets to her new home
    🙂

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