How to Raise a Kitten into a Confident Cat

August 20, 2019

How to Raise a Kitten into a Confident Cat

Do you want to raise your kitten to be confident? 


Kittens are dependent on you for almost everything and it is your duty to provide them with a safe and secure place for them to thrive in. 


Let’s take a look at how you can raise a confident kitty. 

Give her some time 

Adoption is a stressful process for a kitten--especially if she’s too small--and can contribute to making the little on shy and fearful. The ideal age to adopt a kitten is 10 to 12 weeks. 


A kitten that has been gently handled by humans will be friendlier and well adjusted. 

The basics matter 

Kittens need a place where they feel safe to replace the warmth of their mother and siblings. So, a blanket-lined cardboard box or cat bed works very well. 


During the first year of their lives, kittens need extra protein and calories so feeding them kitten-formulated foods is something we recommend. 


You can start litter training your kitten as soon as you get her but, you should never punish your kitten for missing the box. Instead, praising the little guy for using it correctly is something that will have better results. 

Take time to introduce the kitty 

Your friends and family will be more than eager to meet your feline friend. However, you need to take things slow and introduce people one at a time. Before introducing the cat to kids, you should teach them to gently interact with the kitten. 

Ensure your cat’s comfortable while you’re away

Secure your kitty in one room before you leave along with everything that she may need while you’re away. This includes a litter box, a bed, scratching posts, toys, water, and food. 


If you’ll be out of the house for a while, consider leaving a light on or adding a nightlight.


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