When you take on a kitten you are taking responsibility for a pet who may be with you for at least 14 – 20 years. Most people want a cat who is confident and happy to be around people. How you choose a kitten can have a significant effect on both the welfare of the cat throughout its life, and your enjoyment of having it as a pet.
The Kitten Checklist discusses what you can find out even before you visit the kitten, what to research and what to look for when you visit a kitten.
No matter where you get your kitten from, The Kitten Checklist will help you to assess the health and personality of the kitten before taking it home. These questions are a guide and prompt you to find out important things. Answers suggesting caution may not be a reason to refuse to take a kitten, but it can inform you about what to expect or what you may need to do if you take the kitten home (e.g., vaccination, neutering, worming.) A brief explanation tells you why finding these things is important.