Kittens are beautiful animals that will grow up to be part of the family. When I found my new cat I was in a pet shop not actually looking to buy an animal. However when I looked at the kittens, one stood out to me and came up to me straight away. I asked if I could hold him and I couldn't put him down. I knew then that I had to buy him straight away. A lot of pet owners say that their pet finds them instead of the other way around.
Looking after a new kitten isn't easy, they need love and affection. It's not a good idea to buy a kitty if you have infants in the house. It will take up most of your time to care for a new pet. Furthermore, they will require discipline so that they do not scratch things in the house. It can be hard disciplining a kitten that you love, but sometimes you have to be tough.
Caring for a pet involves many different areas of discipline. However if you don't start disciplining your pet early then it can turn into a battle when they get older. It will be much easier if you can train them as kittens as they will be much happier and contented adults.
When you buy a kitten you must remember that they need a great deal of love, care and attention. Looking after a kitten is similar to caring for a baby. They need a lot of praise and attention at first and if they don't get it then they will become depressed. You must train your kitten the way you want them to behave. Try not to send mixed messages or they will become confused.
Any pet owner will admit that caring for an animal is hard work. There is the litter tray that needs changing, food to put out, water and grooming of the new pet. Caring for a new pet is like looking after a baby. Therefore, be prepared for the hard work that comes with looking after a pet.
My new cat is part of the family and I would be lost without him. However, I know that there will be one day when I have to say good-bye to him and that will be painful. When you buy a new kitten there will come a day when you have to face the bereavement that comes with owning a pet.