Tips for introducing your kitten to family, friends, and strangers
Although your kitten may quickly become comfortable with you, their natural inclination to retreat and hide may remain when they encounter new people. Here are our top tips for introductions that help them feel more confident:
It's usually too much for a kitten to meet a lot of people at once. Let them meet each new person individually and give them plenty of time to rest between introductions.
Let your kitten approach them
Kittens tend to panic and run away if they're approached too quickly. It's best to ask people to sit quietly and wait for your kitten to come to them.
Ask people to control their enthusiasm, move slowly, and keep their voice low to avoid startling your kitten.
How to introduce your kitten to children
Cats can make excellent pets for children, but it's important to explain the rules of kitten care and handle introductions carefully. Children can sometimes be too rough or excitable for kittens, so here are some important things to keep in mind.
How to safely introduce your kitten to other pets
It's natural for pets, especially cats, to be territorial. So it's crucial to prepare for introductions and supervise each one individually. Here are some important tips to remember:
Your kitten's first week
Your kitten's first few days and weeks in their new home are key in building a strong relationship with your pet. Make sure your kitten settles in and establish a routine to ensure as little disruption as possible for your new arrival.Bringing home your kitten