Cats are one of the easiest animals to take care of. They are less work than a dog. Most people who are animal lovers will tell you that the easiest pets to have are cats. They are very loving and affectionate, and they will adapt to the personality of their owners.

So you are getting a pet kitten. One of the first things you need to do is locate a spot for the litter box. They like their privacy when doing their business. When you have located the spot, then you can go shopping for the things you will need. You will need kitty litter, a container for the litter, preferably a washable container. You will need two bowls, one for food and the other for water. They drink a lot. The bowls must also be easy to wash. They do not like dirty, eating containers so it must be washed often. You will need toys for your new kitten. This will keep them occupied and not use your shoe, furniture or carpet as toys.

Using the litter box is not a chore; they do not need to be trained. Their instincts will send them to the box when they need to go. All you will need to do is put some of their poop in the litter box; let them smell the area, and they are good to go. Feed them as the instructions indicate on the package of food according to the age of the kitten. Some people who are work out owners of kittens prefer to leave an amount of food for them when they go to work. They will also leave adequate amounts of water out for the same reason.

Grooming your kitten is important. This will help to cut down on the amount to shedding on your furniture, and will give you a chance to bond with your new friend. The kitten will be shy the first few days he or she arrives at home, so give them some time to come around.

If you are getting your new kitten from the pet store, be sure you get one who is spayed or neutered. They will be more docile and house bound if they will be staying inside. If not fixed, then you will be in for a job caring for lots of babies. Having the kitten checked by a vet is important to ensure there are no diseases. They can be infected by diseases which are easily transferred to humans.

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