05
Aug

Socialization in a new home

Socialization in a new home

It is better to bring the kitten into the house when you have free time and someone else is in the house. If you are working, try to time the arrival of the kitten for the weekend. Before bringing the kitten in, designate places for food, a toilet, and a nail post. So, the kitten is in the new home. A healthy, inquisitive toddler should sniff and explore. Let him do it, do not squeeze him, as much as you would like it, you will do it later. If you nevertheless took him in your arms, then do not forget him as a child – pat him on the head and kiss on the forehead, Canadian Sphynxes love this very much … At this time, he can occasionally sneeze from dust in your corners and under the bed – do not be alarmed. It is better if you limit the territory of the kitten to one room, at least for a few days, so that the baby does not get lost and doesn’t “get lost” somewhere. While most kittens quickly adapt to their new surroundings, stress can unsettle the cleanest toddler. Gradually open access to other rooms for him, after making sure that the kitten clearly remembers the location of the pot and uses it. This will require a little patience and attention from you, but it will bring positive results all your life. There should not be such a situation that the kitten is locked away from the litter box. The same scheme with a post for sharpening claws. He must have a “permanent residence”, be stable and like the kitten. Food and clean water should also be easily accessible to the kitten. The kitten may “cry” on the first night – do not worry, this is natural, because he broke up with his mother and brothers, but he will quickly be distracted and turn his attention to you. Having got to you, the kitten needs education. No matter how cute and touching he is, you should not allow him now what you will later forbid. The cat must know the word “no”. Determine immediately what is prohibited. Physical punishment is NOT ACCEPTABLE, cats do not accept it and may not forgive you. It would be better to say the word “no” at the right time, a sharp sound, the hiss that they use themselves, a clap. Naturally, only immediately at the time of the commission of the crime. You can spray the cat with water from a spray bottle. Play with the kitten, it is in the game that friends are made. Do not allow the kitten to use its teeth and claws while playing. Either divert his attention to the toy, or by telling him in a stern voice “no”, leave him alone, never play with the kitten with your hands, there are toys for this, remember that your hands are for affection.