How do I find a good kitten?

The kitten should look well, with bright eyes, a good coat and be able to move easily. Ask to see the other kittens in the litter and the mother to make sure that they are healthy too. Follow your instincts and don’t be taken in by stories of how that runny eye had just happened etc.

Which kitten should I pick from a litter?

The most sensible choice is to pick the kitten who is interested in meeting you. Also look out for a kitten who is confident and playful with its littermates. Things to avoid are kittens who seem overly aggressive to their littermates or seem overly shy and timid.

What is the best age to adopt a kitten?

around 12 weeks
The Ideal Age to Adopt a Kitten Ideally, kittens should go to their new home around 12 weeks of age. 3 While some kittens can go home earlier, the closer you wait until 12 or 13 weeks, the better off the kitten will be.

How do I pick a calm cat?

10 Steps for Choosing the Right Shelter Cat for You

  1. Should You Get a Kitten or Adult Cat?
  2. Evaluate Your Home Environment.
  3. Think About the Relationship You Want.
  4. Do You Already Have Pets at Home?
  5. Talk with Shelter Personnel.
  6. Do a Walk-Through and Look at the Cats Before Settling on One.
  7. Spend One-on-One Time.
  8. Coming Home.

Is it cruel to keep a cat inside?

But is denying cats ‘the outside’ also cruel? The bottom line is most cats can be totally happy living indoors – but owners need to put in the effort to provide for their environmental and behavioural needs.

How long does a cat live?

12 – 18 yearsCat / Lifespan (Domesticated)

Which cats are easy to take care of?

9 Easy-Going Cat Breeds

  • 9 Easy-Going Cat Breeds. Feisty, standoffish and grumpy are just a few of the fun terms you may have heard to describe cats.
  • Ragdoll.
  • Birman.
  • Burmese.
  • Tonkinese.
  • Maine Coon.
  • Scottish Fold.
  • Exotics.

Is it better to get 1 or 2 kittens?

Keep Out of Trouble – One mischievous kitten can be destructive if left alone, but two kittens tend to keep each other occupied and out of trouble. Easier Intro to Adult Cat – If you have an adult cat at home, two new kittens may be easier to introduce into your family than one.

Is it OK to adopt just one kitten?

Two is Less Work than One A pair of kittens will keep each other socialized, entertained, and exercised, even while you’re away. Adopt one, and you’ll likely come home to a crying kitten desperate for attention. Adopt two, and you’ll come home to happy kittens ready for extra play and snuggles.