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Here is a great video on how to socialize your kitten with people. Many cats become fearful or afraid of other humans as they get older so it is a good time to start socializing your kitten as soon as you get her. Check out the video for some useful times.

New kittens may not have learned to use the litter box. Mother cats are the ones to train the kitten to use a litter box but sometimes this doesn’t happen for a variety of reasons. The mother wasn’t involved, the mother passed away or the kitten was removed too early. It’s best to start litter training after 4 weeks of age. Anything sooner will not be beneficial for your kitten. Here is how to train your kitty to use the litter box.

Litter Box Training

  • Take your kitty to the litter box after every meal. This is important in developing a pattern
  • When your kitten is in the litter box, rub her paws on the litter. This is an instinctual quality that may have to be learned if the Mother cat didn’t teach it.
  • In the beginning, purchase a smaller litter box. Some kittens will be hesitant to go into a bix box. I suggest to also not get a closed top litter box for the same reason.
  • If your cat has mistakes outside of the litter box, do you best to put it in the litter box. For example, stool can be placed in the litter box. This is a sign to the kitten that this is the area to deposit.

Kittens are a curious bunch and they can definitely get into trouble. Before you pick up your kitten, make sure your house and the areas your kitten will be in is as safe as possible. Safety precautions are extremely important when you have a little kitty hiding and running around your home. Here are some tips to keep your new kitten safe.
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Owning a kitten is a fun experience. It can also be a frustrating experience. Kittens love to get into messes and run a muck in the house. It’s important to teach your kitten house manners. Here are some tips to train your kitten.

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All kittens love to play and will play with any moving object, including your hands. It’s important to train your kitten to play nice with your hands and body and to redirect their super energy to toys they can scratch and catch. Here is a great video showing you how to train your kitten to play nice.