Started - Interactive toys
the day away
Daily play builds
healthy muscles and neurological connections. Create an enriched
environment with different scratching surfaces and interesting
objects to climb and explore. Feed your
kitten premium dry food in food puzzles instead of bowls.
A common mistake people make with a cute little kitten is not
imagining what it will be like when that kitten grows up to be a scratching,
biting predator of human hands and feet.
Teach your kitten to
pounce on toys not on you! Do NOT allow play
biting or scratching on any human body part. Instead, play daily
using interactive toys that allow
your kitten to
stalk pretend prey - crouch, chase, run, leap, and pounce on toys
not you! Keeping your kitten active during the day will help
your kitten sleep through the night.
Vary the games and
toys. Allow your kitten to "win" the toy or a treat as a prize to keep the game
real and fun.
Development: Early Socialization 3 to 8 weeks old
- Capable of complex learning
- Predatory play begins
(2004). Feline Behavior
Guidelines. Pg. 10.