Different animals come with different characteristics, different behaviour patterns and even different lifestyle patterns. Like a dog is considered to be a loyal animal, a turtle is considered to be slow and silent animal, a bird is considered to be chirping animal, a fish considered to be pleasant animal. Everyone considerable as a pet. But there are some different notions about cats. Cats though a pet, are not really peoples person. They want love and affection on their terms. They are animals with certain kind of attitude. Unlike other pets that are always in an attempt to impress their owner and be in their good books, cats are a contradiction. It’s the owner who is expected to be in their good books.
Usually people enjoy having cats when they are kittens. They are more adorable and cuter then. Though cats always have a charisma even when grown up, but they somehow shed the loving and affection part. Cats are choosy animals and are mostly on their own. On the other hand kittens are someone who cannot be left alone. At least for some months after their birth.
When it is time to raise your kittens, it is nothing different from raising your own babies. They are as delicate, beautiful and innocent creatures. If they are looked after properly they come out as healthy, socially acceptable and friendly creatures. Just as a human baby has immensely diverse needs than an adolescent, a kitten will have care and desires distinct from those of a fully matured cat. Into the bargain, you should think about a kitten’s various stages of maturity when caring for her.
During the first eight weeks, a kitten ought to be with her mother cat and other mates. For the reason that kittens this little are unable to control their own body temperatures. The second to fourth month is a point of rapid development for kittens in which they’ll have almost three times more liveliness than an adult cat. They’ll need three to four individual meals a day during this time.
At the fourth to six months of age the kittens are at the attainment of youth and, thus, sexual mellowness.
The kind of socialization and teaching your cat receives during kitten hood will affect how well she will likely intermingle with people and other animals when she’s grown-up. So it is very essential for an owner to train the kittens well for them to be a delightful cat.
Well, this was all about having a kitten that turns into a cat. But some people may like to skip the kitten part and directly hop to having an adult cat. This is most often a uncommon occasion. Adopting cat for the first time should be a lifetime commitment, so it is better if you do your homework first.
Think critically about this important move, which is much like entering into a marriage. Bringing a cat into your family should be a lifelong commitment, so give it serious thought. A good place to start with is that no one actually owns a cat. Cats are animate beings, and your cat deserves to be family member rather than a collectible. If you are looking for a cat as a beautification to your home, you definitely should think again.
Kittens though oblige a lot of attention and heed by hook or by crook manage to gain affection from their owners. They are these naive looking creatures with vibrant eyes and slender body. Kittens should be well groomed at their early age to avoid their ignorance when they are finally an adult cat.
As a new kitten parent, it will be your task to lead her and that the world is a wonderful place to be in. Give her some basic training and socialization skills like:
- Educate her how to use the debris box and create less mess.
- Be with her; communicate with her, play with her frequently.
- Keep your pet clean. Do the combing and grooming at regular intervals.
- Introduce her to toys.
- consent to her to skill different walking surfaces (rug, linoleum, etc)
- Take her outside on a lead or in her carrier (it can be very unsafe to allow a kitten outside without one.)
- Give her stuff to discover such as boxes and paper bags.
- Play loud music and make noise.
- Have friends over and ask them to play with her and give her treats.
- Provide suitable scratching alternatives and prize her with toys, admire or treats when she uses them.
- Do not tolerate her to bite or scratch during play. If she does forward her concentration to a toy.
- Expose her to other cats and kittens. There are even kitten socialisation classes.
- Take your kittens for car rides and get her use to her carrier.
So these were some basic pointers one must remember while taking care of a kitten and making it into a conscientious cat. It is always suggestible to have a kitten first than a cat. Because an already mature cat has her standards set for love and care and is less flexible. So it may take time for him/her to adjust into its new environment. Or not adjust at all.