Getting a Kitten

Are you thinking about getting a new kitten? Congratulations! Welcoming a new feline friend into your home can be an exciting and rewarding experience. However, it's important to prepare yourself, your family, and your living space before bringing your new kitten home. Our collection of articles covers everything you need to know about getting a new kitten, from choosing the right breed and age, to preparing your home and introducing your kitten to other pets.

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New Kitten’s First Week Home

There can be a lot to get used to during your new kitten's first weeks at home. Here are some tips on how much kittens sleep, as well as their playing and socializing habits.

Articles

When Does a Kitten Become a Cat?
When Does a Kitten Become a Cat?
When do kittens become adults? If your kitten is approaching 1 year of age, it will soon be an adult cat. Learn what to expect & how to care for an adult cat.
Should I Adopt a Kitten?
Should I Adopt a Kitten?
Are you ready to bring a kitten home? Read Purina’s questions to ask before you adopt & how to choose the kitten that’s right for you to set yourself up for success.
Tips for Choosing a Kitten That Is Happy, Healthy & Right for You
Tips for Choosing a Kitten That Is Happy, Healthy & Right for You
Are you ready for a kitten? Learn Purina’s tips to understanding kitten behavior and personality for choosing a happy, healthy kitten that’s right for you.
New Kitten Checklist: What Does a Kitten Need?
New Kitten Checklist: What Does a Kitten Need?
Beds, toys, litter boxes, grooming tools, food & other supplies are needed when bringing a kitten home. Read about the checklist of items your new kitten needs here.
New Kitten’s First Week Home
New Kitten’s First Week Home
There can be a lot to get used to during your new kitten's first weeks at home. Here are some tips on how much kittens sleep, as well as their playing and socializing habits.
How to Get a Kitten to Sleep Through the Night
How to Get a Kitten to Sleep Through the Night
A kitten’s first night in a new home can be challenging. Read Purina’s guide to help your new kitten settle in and sleep peacefully through the night.