Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Brinckheim, France
Introducing a new kitten to your home
Tonight (with any luck) I'll be picking up 2 kittens.
My plan is to keep them both confined to the bathroom (largish room) with their food, water, bed, scratching pole and litter tray until they get used to me being around. (They are barn kits, and semi-feral)
I have an open-plan house, with the kitchen-, dining- and living areas all in one large "L" shape, so it's very hard to divide the area up. Of course, I'm trying to make the place kit friendly until they are a bit older.
When should I be able to allow them to explore the rest of the house? I had planned on interacting with them in the bathroom for a while, but would it be OK to allow them supervised access to the rest of the house then place them back in the bathroom overnight etc.
I have no other pets, and I'll be taking the littlies to the vet for a check-up and vacs as soon as I can get an appointment with an English-speaking vet.