Kitten rearing: first steps
From the very first moments of the appearance of a kitten in your home, you must clearly understand what exactly it can do and what it’s absolutely impossible. Usually, raising a kitten begins with the fact that he is allowed to settle in the house, and then gradually show how to handle furniture, carpets and wallpaper.
Try to immediately demonstrate to the animal that you cannot sharpen claws on sofas and armchairs, just as you can not tear wallpaper. Especially, for example, this “sin” British, who can shamelessly tear wallpaper around their toilets, so the education of British kittens should be primarily based on a clear ban on such acts.
In addition, you should observe how the kitten belongs to domestic plants. Teach him right away that you can’t spoil them and break them, and it is in your interest especially because some houseplants can be poisonous for a kitten.
How to bring up?
Whatever the beast has done, it must always be gently and gently brought up. As soon as the kitten tries to do something forbidden, never shout at him, and also under no circumstances hit! This way you will not achieve anything, but you will only frighten the animal. The most effective upbringing of a kitten is to clap your hands loudly in case of any inappropriate actions and say “fu” or “no”, it will definitely work.
This is especially true if the Siamese kitten is being raised. This breed is very touchy and vulnerable, and you risk shouting not only to scare the kitten, but also to turn it against you, and then re-education will be very difficult.
Also do not sprinkle water on the kitten with a spray bottle, as some experts recommend. This acts in rare cases, and most often the animal experiences only stress and dislike for water, which is sure to be affected when you decide to redeem your pet.
Meet the “neighbors”
A special place in raising kittens is their “familiarity” with other animals, if you have any. Rats, guinea pigs, dogs and other cats to acquaint with the new kitten need to be careful and not to leave them first time alone and in close proximity to the “new one”. Firstly, animals that you have taken to the house earlier may be jealous, which sometimes turns out to be very severe stress for them. Secondly, they can be aggressively tuned, which will have a bad effect on the kitten’s well-being.
For example, a special approach requires the education of the Persian kitten – this breed is both capricious and vulnerable, so it is very difficult to predict its behavior when meeting with another animal. At the same time, the Persian’s insult on you for not having your love undividedly can result in his tyranny over other, weaker animals.
Watching the intonation!
And finally, one more rule – to bring up kittens you need first of all by playing intonation. Cats understand your intonation very well, whether you scold them or, on the contrary, praise them. Therefore, if you find a kitten at the scene of a “crime,” it is better not to poke him with your face into your deed and do not stamp your feet. Just strictly scold him, and he will understand that he is punished. This is especially true if you set about raising a Thai kitten. This breed is very kind and sensitive, so your kitten will immediately feel your displeasure, and this will be the most effective way of raising it.