Ways to get kittens used to their new environment

Posted on 2020-07-15  168 Views


Pay attention to these three things to help your kitten adjust to his new environment faster!

First let the cat live free indoors.

When a kitten is brought into a new home, it is unfamiliar with its surroundings and will be unsettled, so don't touch it all the time for the first few days. Allow it to move freely and observe it from a little further away.Bring the kitten into the house, where it must be on guard, and explore the house at the same time. Leave it alone as long as there is no danger and let it move freely as much as possible. There may be some kittens who are so tired that they stay still in the house, so wait for them until they get used to the new environment.

Don't create too much noise

Cats hate loud noises, especially new kittens who are very alert and scared if they hear a noise. , thus creating tension. So make sure you don't drop anything on the floor, don't make too much noise when you close the door, and try not to make loud noises all of a sudden.It doesn't matter if you're watching TV, listening to music, cooking, cleaning, or other sounds in your daily life, but keep the volume at a appropriate range.

Don't interfere too much with your cat.

If you try to play with your kitten or interfere too much with its life before it gets used to its new surroundings, or you'll end up Let the kitten become more guarded towards you. Therefore, for the time being, you can allow the kitten to move freely, and if the kitten approaches you, you can give it a hug. Once you find that the kitten is bored, don't hold it tightly and let it go.
If you try to play with your kitten or interfere too much with its life before it gets used to its new surroundings, you'll end up Let the kitten become more guarded towards you. Therefore, for the time being, you can allow the kitten to move freely, and if the kitten approaches you, you can give it a hug. Once you find that the kitten is bored, don't hold it tightly and let it play freely.

What's more, do the following apply to you

If you have kids at home

kids like to run after the cat, and sometimes they still hold the cat tightly even though the cat is already bored with it. Cats will feel more at ease if there is a small place they can get into, or if there is a high place they can hide. However, if children are already used to cats, they may also make good playmates.Parents can teach their children the essentials of getting along properly with cats.

If there was a cat in the house before

1 Put the new cat in another room.
If the new cat and the original cat suddenly meet, there is a good chance that they will fight, so for the first three days or so, let the new cat live in another room. Although they cannot see each other, they can still get used to the smell of the each other.

2 Let them meet across the cage.
When the original cat gets used to the new cat, you can arrange for them to meet for the first time. You can put the new cats in the cage first and let them meet. Before the meeting, exchange towels and other things used by the two cats so that they can accept each other more easily.

3 Let the owner bring the two cats together
The owner can hold the new cat and let it meet the old cat, do not force them together, but wait for the original cat to approach.
1 Put the new cat in another room.
If the new cat and the original cat suddenly meet, there is a good chance that they will fight, so for the first three days or so, let the new cat and the original cat meet. The new cat will first live in another room. Although they cannot see each other, they can still get used to the smell of the new cat.

2 Let them meet across the cage.
When the original cat gets used to the new cat, you can arrange for them to meet for the first time. You can put the new cats in the cage first and let them meet. Before the meeting, exchange towels and other things used by the two cats so that they can accept each other more easily.

3 Let the owner bring the two cats together
The owner can hold the new cat and let it meet the old cat, do not force them together, but wait. The original cats approach. If one of the cats becomes angry, separate them immediately and wait for the next opportunity to try again. If the two cats do not resist each other, you can gradually extend the time for them to meet.
If the cats have just been vaccinated, do not let them come into contact with each other for two weeks after vaccination.

4 Give priority to the original cat in life
We may always be tempted to take care of the new cat, but we must remind yourself to give priority to the original cat. Whether it's eating or cuddling, you should give priority to the original cat and make sure it doesn't feel nervous.

What is the best combination of temperament between the original cat and the new cat?

It's easiest to accept each other if both are kittens, or bring a kitten to an adult cat ,and they will get used to each other as soon as possible.

In terms of gender, if the original cat is a male, then the new cat should be a female; if both cats are female, then it's okay too, which will not lead to turf wars. On the contrary, if the two cats are both adult males, they are likely to fight because of their temperament, so it is not recommended to keep them together.


Happy life with your pets.