There are several things that you should do to make a new kitten feel at home. First of all they need a good place to sleep that is private and they can feel safe.

Fortunately there are many different types of beds and baskets that are available. The area that the kitten will be sleeping needs to be free from drafts and as warm and comfortable as possible.

It will need a litter box initially as it will have to stay inside until it becomes accustomed to its surroundings.

The litter box can have shredded newspaper for a cheap alternative but the best content for a litter box is commercial cat litter as it will absorb urine better and won’t smell as newspaper will tend to do.

The litter needs to be cleaned out regularly to ensure that it is always clean. Put the litter box in a quiet corner where the kitten can be private and don’t put it anywhere near the kitten’s food.

Cleanliness is another important factor with kittens and any utensils, or feeding dishes that are used with its food need to be thoroughly cleaned after every meal. There are also a wide range of suitable products on the market to make feeding a kitten or cat more convenient.

Grooming is very important with cats and even cats in the wild spend much of their time grooming. You can assist by getting a good double-sided body brush for grooming to make sure that the fur doesn’t become knotted and any lose fur is brushed away to reduce the chance of fur balls causing problems.

Grooming will keep the fur clean from dirt and other problems such as fleas. Kittens and cats with longer fur will need more time spent on them than shorthaired cats as they will lose more fur and this will get swallowed if they are left to do all their own grooming.