Introducing Your New Kitten To Other Members Of The Family

Do not allow children to rush in and grab the kitten! You will know when your kitten is ready to be introduced to other family members. Some kittens will adapt to a new environment straight away others will take more time. You may feel your kitten is ready to be introduced to other family members after only a couple of days. However, if you have children, it may be too much to expect that they will not want to see the kitten straight away. So it is important to prime all family members beforehand.

The kitten should not be picked up straight away. Family members should enter the room quietly and calmly and sit a little distance away and wait for the kitten to approach them. The bonding should begin, once the kitten has approached, with stroking, then some play, and eventually to being held. Allow only one family member at a time initially and manage the situation carefully.
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