Cat Facts

What to Expect on a Kitten’s First Day Home

A kitten brings such fun, joy, and spontaneity to your household. Naturally, being a kitten owner is full of surprises, and certainly provides learning opportunities for all. If you’re a first-time cat owner, it can be hard to know what to expect from your new adorable furry friend. Read on to learn some essential tips for your kitten’s first day home and what to expect from your new furry family member.

A kitten’s first day home: the ins and outs of kittenhood 

Bonding time

An adorable kitten has just joined your family. Naturally, what better way to welcome them home than with some quality bonding time? Consider a cat nap, some cozy cuddles, or interactive playtime. Without a doubt, there is nothing more unique than the friendship between a kitten and its owner! Taking the time to interact with your kitten is priceless.

Kitten exploration 

Kittens are curious and will want to explore. Of course, as kittens grow and develop, they will become more curious. Consider giving them time and space to explore their new home. In addition, consider helping protect your kitten with medical insurance so they’re protected when they’re young.

Listen to your furry friend

Expect your little new furry friend to be vocal in their new home. Naturally, you may hear meows all hours of the day and night. In fact, they just want to communicate with their new family! Consider creating a kitten-friendly space for them to retreat to or a kitten bed in a comfortable spot where they can see you. Further, they want to spend time with you and know you’re nearby.

Litter train your kitten

When introducing your kitten to their new home, make sure you have a litter box available. Also, give them time to familiarize themselves with the area. Naturally, you might find they prefer a certain space, or certain style of litter box, which is absolutely normal. Further, litter training a kitten can take time. 

Tip: kitten-proof your home 

A little kitten will keep you busy! Take into account kitten-proofing your home prior to picking up the new addition. Consider the following kitten-proofing tips:

  • Hide electrical wires
  • Remove toxic plants 
  • Have litter boxes already set up

Also, a cat scratcher and cat tree can help to deter your little furry friend from scratching furniture.

A kitten’s first day home: fun for the entire family 

A kitten’s first day home is a new experience for your cat and the entire family. Take the time needed to let your kitten explore and learn their space. Most importantly, have fun with your new best friend! A kitten is a wonderful new addition to any household!


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