Where is the best place to care for a 2-month-old kitten?

Fostering a 2-month-old kitten, you have to know at this age it only wants to play and it wants comfort. It is still little, getting another kitten it can play with is a good idea. You want to ensure it grows healthy and happy. Where is the best place to care for a 2-month-old kitten?

Where is the best place to care for a 2 month old kitten?

The best place to care for a 2-month-old kitten is indoors. It should have its room, in the house if possible so it adapts easily.

Kittens make wonderful pets but it is important to understand the essentials to give your kitten their best time in life and help introduce them to their new home.

How to prepare for a 2-month-old kitten

The first thing you need to do is to set up a basecamp for the kitten in your home, when you first bring your kitten home, it is important to remember that they will feel scared and lonely. Setting up a basecamp just for it will make your kitten adjust to their environment and reduce stress.

What does basecamp mean?

To begin with try and limit your kittens’ access to a few rooms in the house and have all their essentials close by.

Cat furniture such as the scratching post, cat tree house tower is perfect for cats, a combination of hiding holes and elevated retreats all in one.

Basecamp also means mental stimulation and enrichment through interactive toys, games, and scratches which help your kitten to learn and demonstrate normal behavior.

Secondly, there is kitten food that should be fed until your kitten has reached adulthood. I recommend feeding your kitten with kitten food that has a mix of meat or protein as it can help to reduce the risk of allergies developing later in life.

Freshwater must be supplied at all times and in a convenient location for your kitten. kittens naturally prefer to drink from running water so consider water fountains which are a great way to encourage water intake.

Intestinal worming should be every 2 weeks still they are 3 months old, then monthly still they are 6 months old and every 3 months for life. Always use a vet-recommended de

Heartworm prevention, many monthly preventives are available, either spot-on topical, pill, or as an injection for a kitten.

Flea and tick prevention, is necessary if you are going to let your kitten be outdoor when it grows and you are in a tick area, you need to think about tick prevention. If you are not in a tick area and your kitten is 100% indoor, you can consider using a spot-on product.

Grooming is a great way to bond with your kitten and a good habit to get into right from the start, it is also important to reduce shedding and the development of hairballs.

Kittens naturally value cleanliness, with a bit of consistency, toilet training is usually very fairly easy.

Generally, you should have one litter tray per kitten and one extra. You might not like looking at the litter box, but you have, you have a kitten now. Go for a big litter box, you do not want your kitten to move around a box, that they do not like they can turn or dig around with freedom

With litter boxes go natural, unscented, and soft. Kittens want a litter that feels like sand, that is soft. a lot of kittens do not like strong perfumes and I would not go for the clay litter either.

Your kitten should already be microchipped, before adoption since it is a legal requirement in most states. Be sure to update the contact details with the microchipping registry and register them with your local counsel

Kittens usually require free vaccinations spaced four weeks apart usually occur at 2 months of age. The basic kitten vaccine includes protection against cat flu and infectious enteritis. There is an option to vaccinate against feline leukemia.

Desexing has several benefits, including preventing unwanted litter, a friendlier demeanor, less fighting, and prevention of certain diseases. Desexing is recommended when your kitten is a little older like 6 months of age. You can discuss with your vet the best time for your kitten to desex.

How to raise a 2-month-old kitten from a shelter or vet shop

  • Ask the breeder or shelter for a blanket that smells like the kitten’s mother and siblings. These smells help give the kitten comfort while it settles in
  • Ask for the kind of food the kitten’s been eating. Provide this for the first few days so that you do not make too many changes at once.
  • When the kitten has settled in this is your chance to change its food to one of your choosing though do it gradually.
  • Replace a small quantity of its former food with the new food increasing the amount slowly over the week. If the kitten is eating dry kibble, leave a bowl out all day.
  • If it is eating wet food, give it meals every six hours. Continue to feed kitten food, not adult cat food, until one year of age.
  • Introduce the kitten to its new home slowly, expose the kitten to just one room initially, the whole house will be too overwhelming on the first day.
  • Set up a bed, preferably one that has sides and a roof so the kitten feels safe in a nest, with food and water in one corner of the room, and a litter tray in the opposite corner.
  • Show your new kitten where its facilities are, and then leave her to rest, it is been a big day for the little kitten so let it adjust and sleep for hours.
  • Give the kitten as much attention as you can. Spend as much time as possible grooming, playing, fussing, and interacting with the kitten, this helps it to grow into a well-socialized friendly adult.
  • Keep the kitten and your possessions safe, keep electrical cords and devices out of the kitten’s reach to avoid her chewing on them.
  • Child locks may be a wise investment for low cabinets if you have a particularly inquisitive kitten.