In the first couple of days that the cat comes to the new home is a really happy time. For you, the cat owner, it's a great chance to start to see and learn what makes your cat special to your family. The cat will also be going through changes as well. There are new things to discover and things to play with and of course new things that they must adjust to as well. There are new surroundings, new household friends and playmates and of course new house rules.
When you plan to pick up your cat, try to set aside time with the new pet. A Friday evening when you will have the whole week end is a great time. Maybe when you are starting a vacation and will be at home would be great as well. You will need to help the cat to adjust to the new home, and as such spending quality time these first few days will get it off on the right foot. The cat will learn to understand you, and you as well will get to know them. Note: Please don't try to over do it with excitement at first.
When the new kitten first arrives in your home, you might want to keep the noise down low till he gets himself adjusted. During this time, if you have children, I would highly recommend trying to keep them from running after and/or even trying to grab the kitten. Children screaming are also to be avoided if possible. Keep in mind the new kitten is just a baby and will scare very easily. I think it is best to just let the kitten explore at his own pace when he wants to nap just let him nap. Cats are very quick learners and you will see that you kitten will adapt very quickly.
Make it easy as possible for the cat to get his food, water, and of course his littler box. You may want to keep the kitten in one room for a start until he gets used to the new house. Then he can explore a little at a time. With patience, love, and understanding, the transition to its new home and family will be a wonderful experience.
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