Getting Started - Kitten Proofing
Curiosity can kill the cat if you haven't kitten proofed your
home. Follow these steps to be on the safe side, and avoid costly veterinary surgeries and other life-saving
windows and doors closed and screens secured. Kittens love to
dash out open doors. Window screens may fall out with a
rambunctious kitten bouncing off
in wild play.
away yarn or string after playtime to be sure your kitten doesn't eat
sharp objects such as sewing needles and pins off the floor.
household cleaners and antifreeze out of reach.
as many are poisonous. Besides that, potting soil
may be more attractive than the litter box.
dryer door and toilet seats closed. Curious kittens can bake in dryers and drown in
toilets. Watch out for a hidden kitten under the rocking chair
Early Socialization 3 to 8 weeks old
Object play begins and increases
Late Socialization: 9 to 16 weeks old
Vigorous exploration of the environment and climbing.
(2004). Feline Behavior Guidelines. Pg. 10
Unwanted pet behavior
is a leading cause of pet neglect, abuse, abandonment to
back yard jails, surrender to shelters, and euthanasia