Looking for a kitten? Have a kitten? Learn about kittens from the experts.
There's nothing sweeter than a curious kitten with big, bright eyes, playful paws and an appetite for adventure. Our kittens section covers all you need to know about these adorable little guys, from the time you take one home to the moment you can call your kitten a full-grown cat. Learn how to prepare your home for a kitten, get the lowdown on what vaccines are needed at each stage of your kitten's life, and bone up on basic litter box training. Our experts provide advice on how to deal with house training, spaying or neutering, keeping your kitten’s claws off the sofa, and then some.
Many people mistakenly believe that cats are loners who don't need or want any kind of social interaction with other felines. One look at a feral cat colony or a cat room in an animal shelter will reveal the truth, which is that cats can and do band together like tribes. Mother cats will nurse others' kittens, kittens from different litters play and frolic together, and sometimes you'll even see pairs of cats snuggling together or grooming one another. Read more »
Litter Box and Crate Training
Your Kitten Week By Week
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Talk About Kittens
"Some 3-3 1/2 week-old cats already use a box. Do not use scoopable litter as they will probably eat it and it will get all stuck to their fur. Put…" Read More »
DONNA K., owner of a Domestic Shorthair
"You will need to become super vigilant about picking up wrappers and throwing them away. If you put the trashcan in a cabinet, purchase those child…" Read More »
Joy W., owner of a Maine Coon mix