After that: Potty training your kitten is probably the second most essential task to complete, right after developing a feeding pattern. It has never proved too difficult, but does take some patience and undivided attention. In order to avoid smelly accidents on your brand new carpet you should place your kitten inside the litter box at least once an hour, in addition to a few minutes after it wakes up and after it eats. I found it beneficial to scratch in the litter myself to show her how it's done. Cats have a direct instinct to dig so once they realize what to do with the litter its pretty much smooth sailing. For the first couple weeks, after your kitten uses the litter box, you may want to take him/her out and cover up the droppings yourself. Although your kitten will scratch to cover it themselves they tend to either completely miss or end up scratching in their own poop; this just gets the mess on their paws making more work for you later. Make sure the litter box is not in secluded or hard to find places while your kitten is young. Its important that they know exactly where it is without having to walk far to get there.
Finally: We can focus on recreation time for your little one. Its good to release their energy during playtime to avoid bad behavior when your away. I find it very unnecessary to purchase bunches of kitten toys, because they always end up finding interest in simple things you probably have laying around your house. I tied a fishing buoy to a shoe string and my kitten loves it. Cutting a Mardi Gras necklace so that it's just a string of beads will also keep kitty entertained, especially on tile floors. Other things I've noticed kittens like are socks, small stuffed animals, graduation tassels or any type of small ball. Greater than all these things however are on our bodies. I've found my kitten loves to chase my legs while I'm walking, fingers while I'm typing, and my hair while I'm laying down.
|My new addition enjoying her homemade toy|
Last: After your kitten has reached 10 weeks you want to take them to the vet for the usual vaccines and shots. Places like the ASPCA and Humane Society offer kitten packages that include the necessary boosters. Also spaying or neutering your kitten should be done to prevent multiplying. A healthy kitten is a happy one, although this will likely be the most expensive task, it proves most beneficial for a long living cat.