Important info for the new owners: first days of your kitten in its new home

  • Start preparing for the arrival of your new family member several weeks in advance. We have created a dedicated page to help you get everything your kitten will need. Should there be any questions or concerns, we are always there to support you.
  • Arrange for a quiet reserved space in your home for the first two-three days (e.g prepare a separate room). This will boost your kitten's adaptation. Make sure to place all crucial objects in the immediate vicinity, such as a litter box, bowls with food and water, a scratching post, a place to play and sleep.
  • The first few days in a new home are the toughest for any kitten. Adaptation times may vary based on the character and age of the kitten. During this time do your best to be around, try to take a day off work. It will get easier as the time passes.
  • Do not immediately hold and embrace your kitten, give it a little time to get acquainted. At first let it sniff around, then try to play with it with a teaser and talk to it.
  • From time to time carry the kitten to the litter box to get used to it. Never scare your kitten while in the litter box, take it out or chase it away. It might take some time for a kitten to feel comfortable using the toilet in its new home. When in stress, cats can withhold from urinating for up to two days, defecating - up to three-four days. Do not get concerned or bring your cat to the vet too soon.
  • If you have little children, teach them to play with a teaser with your kitten. Watch out for your children bringing their faces too close to the cat during the game, do not leave them alone with a playful kitten. Never use your hands to play with the kitten. Please explain to your children, that kittens are living beings, not their toys.
  • If you have other pets, take caution introducing them to each other, do it gradually, monitor and separate them if necessary.
  • For the first few weeks stick to the same litter fill as in the cattery.
  • For the first few weeks stick to the same diet as in the cattery (even if it may be inconvenient). Upon necessity introduce other foods gradually, but do not change them often. Please consult the article on health and care tips before deciding on your cat's diet.
  • Kittens may eat small portions of food up to five-six times a day. Do not restrict your kitten in food and do not worry about it overeating. Kittens should eat well in order to grow and develop. A healthy kitten gains around 100g per week (or more, depending on the growth stage), 400-500g per month. We recommend documenting your kitten's weight development from its first day in the new home.