Getting a New Kitten
A new kitten?
Deciding to bring a new kitten into your life can be amazing and very exciting. But if you're considering bringing a kitten into your home, there are many things you will need to consider. You will be responsible for a cuddly bundle of fur that will grow into a mature cat, which can live for up to 20 years! If you are not ready for that commitment, then a cat may not be for you. Begin by thinking through some questions:
- Can your home be made cat friendly and can it be made escape and kitten proof?
- Do you live on or by quiet or busy roads? This may affect if you get an indoor or outdoor cat, or indeed, if you feel comfortable getting a cat at all.
- Can you afford high-quality cat food, equipment, cat litter and any other costs such as cattery accommodation when you are on holiday?
- Can you cover the cost of injections, medicines, spaying/neutering and vet visits?
- Are you happy to clean the litter box and prepared to groom the cat when necessary? Remember long haired cats are 'time expensive' and require daily grooming to maintain their spectacular coats and health.
- Do you have the time and willingness to give your kitten the attention and care they need?