Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Bringing home a kitten Owner Factsheet

Cats are now our most popular domestic pet. Some people acquire a cat almost by accident but if you make a conscious decision to get one you should think carefully about what sort of cat you want - short or long haired, pedigree or ordinary 'moggie', etc. Although obtaining a kitten may be a particularly attractive proposition because of its playful and endearing personality, taking on a young cat also involves extra responsibilities.

Where should I get a kitten from?

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How can I tell if a kitten is healthy?

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What are the signs of a good nature?

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What do I need to know?

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What equipment do I need?

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How should I introduce my kitten to its new home?

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What about my other pets?

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What else do I need to do?

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When can I get my kitten neutered?

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