How do you introduce a new kitten to your family?
Gradually introduce the kitten’s scent into the household over the first few days, swapping food bowls and bedding. As soon as they are both comfortable with each other’s scent, allow them individually to explore the other’s territory, whilst still keeping them apart.
How long does it take for a kitten to get used to a new family?
For some kittens, this settling in period might be over within hours, while for others it could take days or even weeks. For very timid cats, the process could even take 4 to 6 weeks. Just rest assured that this is normal, and be patient.
How do you introduce a new cat to a multi cat household?
Introducing a New Cat to a MultiCat Home
- On the first day, place your new cat’s towel on or near your resident cat’s favourite place or food bowl. Encourage him/her to approach.
- Next, swap food bowls between the cats.
- Swap direct scent between cats by petting one cat with a cloth around the cheeks.
How long should you keep a new cat in one room?
Your new cat will need to be in their safe room for at least three days, but some may need longer. Once you feel your cat is comfortable and confident in their room, it’s time to open the door and let them explore the rest of the home. We suggest doing this one room at a time.
How long will it take for my cat to accept a new kitten?
It can take several weeks to several months for a cat to get used to a new kitten—and even longer for them to become “friends.” Some cats will learn to tolerate a newcomer, but may never be interested in playing or napping together. In other cases, the cat will take to the kitten right away.
Where should kittens have their first night?
This means that the best place for a kitten to sleep is a secure spot, sheltered from draughts and warm enough is the best set up. It is a good idea to have the kitten close to you for the first few nights. Find a cosy place next to your bed and you can even choose a spot up off the floor if possible.
What to do with a kitten when you first bring it home?
Your Kitten’s First Day
- Keep Your House Calm.
- Let Your Kitten Explore.
- Show Your Kitten Their Bed.
- Keep an Eye on Your Kitten.
- Stay Around.
- Give Them Their Space.
- Provide a Safe Space to Sleep on Their First Night.
What to do when you first get a kitten?
Where should a new kitten sleep?
Place a cardboard box on its side with a thick fleecy blanket inside so that the kitten has somewhere to hide if it feels a little shy or insecure. Position a padded washable cat bed in a quiet area away from the food, water and litter tray areas. Line with a thermal, washable fleece blanket.