Kittens are adorable little balls of fur and claws. They’re playful too — skittering around on the kitchen floor at every little thing that moves. They love napping in tight spaces, no matter how unsafe and they become part of the family fast. The kitten is likely to survive this stage, but your sanity might not.
It’s important to kitten proof your home. Kittens are small and anything below your knee level is in danger of a claw-filled death. Curtains, house plants, anything on lower shelves or under the bed. Clear everything that dangles, no matter how high up. Kittens are likely to spot it and climb whatever is below to reach it.
Check around behind the couch and in other tight places for kitten hazards. Are there wires that could be chewed? If so, you might want to consider plugging them into a higher socket or kitty might get a shocking experience.
Make sure your kitty has a safe bed. A washable bed from the store or even a small box lined with plush towels will keep kitty happy. Never let your kitten sleep in your bed because you might roll over and squash it. Kitty belongs in its bed where it is warm and safe.
Your kitten needs to burn off some of that energy so buy it safe toys. A crumpled piece of paper can make for endless and cheap entertainment. Just crumple and throw. Make sure it’s small enough that your kitten can maul it with ease.
To cover the worst case scenario, you will want to purchase pet insurance for kitty. When you get pet insurance, your kitten will be covered in case it gets hurt or needs it shots. Most pet insurance companies won’t insure a kitten that is under eight weeks old, so it’s up to your to keep your kitten safe until then.