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Can you get kittens from a shelter?
The Best Place To Adopt A Kitten. Your best bet is to adopt from a shelter or rescue. You can find wonderful kittens waiting to be adopted through your local ASPCA, check out Petfinder, or look up a breed rescue group. Petsmart and Petco also support local shelters by sponsoring adoptions through their stores.
What do I do if I get a free kitten?
Call your local rescue groups. If they are overrun with kittens, they might just give you a kitten without an adoption fee. It never hurts to ask. Foster a kitten.
What is the best kitten to adopt?
Best cat breeds to adopt?
- Maine Coon – one of the largest cat breeds, tends to be social, talkative in a chirping fashion, with a dog-like personality.
- Ragdoll – relatively calm and easy-going, especially with physical handling; similar to the Maine Coon they like to be close to their owners.
Can you adopt a kitten at 6 weeks?
As long as the kittens are putting on adequate weight and doing the above mentioned toileting and eating activites healthily, then there will be no real health detriment. Moving into a new home at six to eight weeks of age can have a very positive effect on a kittens social development.
What do 8 week old kittens eat?
Kitten Feeding Your kitten most likely weaned off her mother’s milk and started eating solid food at about 8 weeks old. By the time you bring her home, she should be eating solid canned food or kibble – about 4 times a day.
Are male or female cats better?
Choosing a gender Males, or toms, can be friendlier than females. Intact male cats “spray” to mark their territory and “howl” for females (this is usually not a problem if you get him neutered). Female cats tend to be more reserved than males but are far less likely to spray.
Should I keep a stray kitten?
Unless they’re in danger, it’s best to leave stray kittens outside so the mother cat can comfort them upon her return. Crate them in a carrier to keep the kittens safe and secure, and, if needed, to provide an easy way to move them to the nearest municipal animal control/animal services centre.
Are girl or boy cats nicer?
What age cat is best to adopt?
Kittens are so much fun but they’re a lot of work, too. What’s the best age to adopt a kitten? The ideal age is 12 weeks, nor be as healthy.
Do cats get sad when you give their kittens away?
While it may feel like a mother cat will be upset that her kittens will be taken away, cats don’t think the same way people do. In fact, it’s not uncommon for the mother cat to become uncomfortable with the presence of her kittens after they are weaned and growl at them if they remain for too long.
What does an 8 week old kitten need?
Should a kitten sleep with you?
As tempting as it may be, avoid letting your kitten sleep on your bed or with the kids. As well as being dangerous for your kitten, cats carry some diseases that can be transmitted to humans. To avoid injury, it’s best to keep your kitten in a secure space while you’re both sleeping.