Preparing your yard for your new kitten
Your kitten won't go outside initially, however you need to make sure that your yard is safe and ready for when they do.
- Check your yard for potential risks - In the same way you did indoors, it's a good idea to look for anything that could be dangerous for your kitten, such as places could fall or get stuck.
- Put away pesticides, weed-killers and rat poisons - If you use yard products, such as weed-killer, then you need to make sure they're stored somewhere your kitten won't be able to reach them.
Toxic Plants—Inside and outside the home
Instinctively, kittens will not eat toxic plants but it's safest to avoid contact in their environment. For a full list of toxic plants, consult your vet; however, some of the most common toxic plants found in and around the home are:
- Jerusalem cherry tree
- Sweet peas
- Weeping fig
By carrying out a number of checks in advance and getting your home ready in the right way, you can help your kitten be safe and comfortable in their new environment.