Kitten Traits & Behaviour
Kittens love to play and are a very vocal animal known purring. Cats sleep more than most animals with 13–14 hours being the average. Cats are known for their cleanliness, spending many hours licking their coats. Cats may express great affection towards their companions, especially if they are treated with consistent affection from a young age.
The life expectancy of the cat is from 12-18 years.
Vaccination-6-8,12-14 & 16-18 weeks
Worming-Every 2 weeks until 12 weeks of age, then monthly until 6 months, then every 3 months
All kittens need to be microchipped and lifetime registered with local council.
Desexing- Males and females can be desexed from 8 weeks of age.
Flea Control- Should start from a young age. Collars, chews or spot on.
Ticks- Frontline spray used every 3 weeks & daily grooming
Your kitten will benefit the most from a balanced high quality diet of the six major nutrient groups: proteins, fats and oils, minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates and water such as
Royal Canin, Advance, or Hills Science Diet.
Fresh water daily is essential, cats like running water.
- Cat bed, scratch post & cat door
- Super premium food
- Collar with bell
- Litter tray, liners, litter scoop & litter
- Flea, tick & worm treatment
- Bowls for food and water
- Toys and teasers
- Grooming gear
Tips for bringing a new kitten home and settling them as quickly as possible
- Spend as much time as possible with your kitten as soon as you get them home.
- For the first few days, leave your kitten in a quiet place and slowly introduce them to the other rooms in your house.
- Make sure you kitten proof your home
- The more human contact the better
- Playing is important to your pet’s development
- Establish a grooming routine
- Keep an eye out for signs of sickness & visit your vet regularly
- Set ground rules for your kitten’s behaviour, and be consistent in enforcing them.
- Begin litter box training immediately!