March 15, 2012 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - General
Kittens are very cute and the kids just love them a lot. The kitten will grow faster and will become an adult and will live for 20 years and more. Choosing a kitten is not easy as you think. One should spend sufficient time and study the options available carefully before arriving at the decision.
Never decide to buy the first kitten you see or the cutest kitten of the lot. It is better to use the head instead of using the heart while selecting the kitten. You need to visit the place of the kitten in person before selecting the kitten. Just watch the behaviour of the kitten with the mother. Observe the interaction of the kitten with the other kitten. Then you can make the decision.
There are two important things that need to be considered while selecting the kitten. The health and the personality of the kitten are the two things mentioned. Please remember the kittens born to single mother will not be the same.
One should select the healthiest kittens in the lot. There is no need to select the kitten seen by you in the first litter. Try and have a look at all possible litter before making the selection. You can also request the help of the vet to select the kitten. You should be aware that you need to pay charge for this. The vet will charge you for every visit.
Your selection will be good if the following criteria are taken care. The kitten selected should be alert, active, inquisitive and lively. The kitten should be feeding well and the coat should be shiny. The eyes should be clear and not have any discharge. The ears of the kitten should be clean. There should not be any coughing or sneezing. The rear end of the kitten should be clean.The kitten should be steady on its feet and the legs should be straight.
The personality of the kitten selected should be good. It is easy to identify the personality of the kitten if it is in the litter. The kitten should not be wary or covering which indicates that the kitten had very little human contact. Such kittens are very difficult to domesticate.
One will have to spend more work and time to correct this behaviour. The kitten that comes near you the moment it sees you will be aggressive and dominant. Such kittens are difficult to control. The kitten may be cute but if found to be sensitive then it may not enjoy the company of other animals housed in the family.Sensitive kittens will take long time even to mix with the pet owner.
As discussed earlier, one should spend sufficient time is choosing the kitten and one should never rush the procedure. The kitten purchased will be almost like new member to your family and hence the kitten selected should match with the likings of the family member. You should ensure this. If the health and the personality is good then the kitten selected by you will sure to be good.