Animal Behavior Network
Error Free Kitten Raising Tips
by Rolan Tripp, DVM and Susan Tripp, MS

Just minutes a day of learning gives you the best relationship possible with your cat!

Getting Started - Kittens and children

Do not leave the relationship between a kitten and child to chance!  Set ground rules from the start and supervise all interactions. Teach children how to be gentle and play nicely.

Ground rules:  1) Never grab, squeeze, chase, hit, or in any other way scare or hurt the kitten. 2) Never hold a kitten against his will.  3) No rough housing.  4) Do not allow the kitten to play bite or scratch. 5) Give a kitten privacy when using its litterbox. 6) No lifting the kitten by the belly, head, or tail. 7) No tail pulling.

Instruction: 1) Show children how to put a finger out to greet a kitten. 2) Show children how to be gentle and pet a kitten. 3) Show children how to use toys to play with a kitten. 4) Have children sit quietly and toss treats to the kitten. 5) Show children how to sit quietly and hand feed the kitten part of its meal. 6) Teach children how to gently hold the kitten on their laps.

Error-Free Kitten Raising Tips™ and Positive Cat Parenting™ for your kitten.

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