Please prepare a COMFORT ROOM for your kitten. A bathroom or laundry work great. This is very important and it will keep you kitten from feeling overwhelmed with the new space, smells & sounds.
Items to place in the comfort room
HOW TO USE A COMFORT ROOM
This room will be used over the next two weeks of your kittens integration into your home. This is where your kitten will sleep at night. Please do not introduce your kitten to your bed in this timeframe. They are still a bit self-conscious in the first few weeks and will often pee on your bed to mix their smell with yours. Avoid allowing this to happen!
This room is their safe room. Should they receive a fright, they will run back to this room and when they’ve regained their confidence to investigate, they will come out. It is better they run to this room than hide under furniture.
This is their memory room. They will quickly learn to remember all of their comforts are in this room. Be sure to utilize this room when you are not able to supervise your kitten.
When you are having your kitten out in the house for some play time and an explore. Be sure to have a litter tray nearby. Show them its there and this way they will be less likely to panic if they should need the toilet urgently but can’t remember the path back to their room.
AVOID TOO MUCH EXCITEMENT
Remember that your kitten has just been brought into a totally unknown environment. Control your own enthusiasm, be gentle and keep your voice
low. Avoid passing the kitten from one person to another if the kitten seems unsure. You must find the right balance and play with your kitten to continue its social nature.
LEARN TO PROTECT YOUR KITTEN
You alone are now responsible for your kitten’s safety. You have taken over from its mother and us the breeder, and your kitten will now turn to you for affection and protection. Protect your kitten: its growth and balance depend on your care.
Prevention is better than cure! Your new arrival has come to a strange place: let it find its way around at its own pace. It will need to explore at its own rate, getting used to the place and its smell to feel safe and at home. Although we may not realise it, there are a number of dangers in a household, and certain gestures or oversights may threaten your kitten’s safety. You will be able to protect your kitten from possible domestic accidents by adopting new habits and making certain alterations. Check the washing machine, dryer & dishwasher before you close the door and turn it on. Check the fridge is kitten clear before closing the door. Keep an eye on power cords for chewing & put blind cords out of reach. Do not leave the bath tup full of water. Ensure you do not have flowers or plants that are poisonous.
TOXIC PLANTS TO AVOID
The following plants can cause horrific kidney failure within ½ an hour, if just the smallest amount is sampled by your kitten. Please avoid having these plants or flowers within your kittens/cats reach.
Lilies are the number one killer of cats in households.