Bringing a young kitten into your home is almost pretty much like bringing a newborn baby, in that they both have some basic needs you have to attend to.
If you are thinking of getting a new kitten, then you need to make sure his basic necessities are covered before you even bring him inside your home.
You need to ensure your new kitten will not be wanting in terms of food, and it will also make your new feline companion feel welcome in your home because feeding your new kitten will make him adjust better to his new surroundings.
You need to make sure that you get a couple of days worth of the kind of food the kitten is used to eating from the breeder, this will make sure the kitten is familiar with the food and will eat it without any fuss; once your kitten is settled in his new surroundings, then you can start to gradually introduce new food.
If you can see that your new kitten can comfortably eat inside your house, then you can be sure that he is now feeling secure in your family.
Besides the actual food, you also need to provide your new kitty with his own set of feeding dishes, one for his food, and another for his water or milk.
You may also want to get a separate knife for cutting up his food; and, if you are thinking of using canned food, then you might want to get a rubber lid because one can usually last for a couple of meals; the lid will also allow you to store the cat food in your fridge without making the other contents smell of cat food.
A Comfy Bed
Cats will usually sleep anywhere they feel like, and when your kitten feels safe within your home, then you will find it wandering around the house until it finds a couple of spots where he feels really comfortable and will sleep there.
If you want to give your new kitten a bed of his own, then you might want to consider getting something that has rather high sides so he would not be able to get out on his own and to make it even more comfortable for him, place a blanket with his mother’s scent inside the bed.
Plenty of Loving
When you get a pet you should not only be able to provide it with food and shelter, you also need to shower it with plenty of love and affection as well. Not only will your displays of affection help you bond with your cat, they will also make him feel a lot more secure with his surroundings. Once your new kitten feels secure, you will find that he will be able to eat properly, not make any noises during the night, and it will be much easier to potty train.
It does not cost much to bring a new kitten into your home, but you do have to make sure you cover all of his basic necessities first.