Do's and Don'ts of Transition
- Remain calm and quiet upon your kitten's arrival to its new home
- Place the carrier on the floor and allow your kitten to come out on its own
- You may gently coax the kitten out of the carrier
- Keep the kitten in a small room at first, until it becomes more acclimated to its new environment
- Sit on the floor to play and socialize with your kitten
- Place your kitten in the litter box for the first few days, several times a day
- Slowly and gradually introduce your kitten to the other household pets, if any
- Allow your kitten to know where its food and water is kept and check to see whether it is eating or drinking
- Use short timeouts to reprimand your kitten for wrongdoing
- Use a pelleted litter for the first few weeks your kitten is in your home
- Give your kitten immediate free reign in your home
- Move the litter box for the first couple weeks after your kitten arrives
- Introduce your kitten to too many people or new environments at first. After your kitten is comfortable and confident in your home, then you should introduce it to more people.
- Keep a down comforter on your bed if your kitten is laying with you. It may be confused for a litter box.