Kittens are cute and curious by nature: that’s why we all fall in love with these little balls of fur as soon as we see them. Take a deep breath and stay calm. There are several ways you can calm your kitten down and train the proper cat etiquette in the process.
Consider adopting another kitten of the same age. That’s way, your kitten has a constant play friend. You become good friends and they can keep another company when you are not at home.
When your kitten is acting up, it’s time to wait in her own kitten friendly space. A small room with little light is the best as it helps you relax and keep it away from other pets, distractions, and people. This space needs to be equipped with things that she can play safely so that she can learn to play alone.
Playing is a great way to expend some of that boundless kitten energy, so plan several sessions a day. Toys that mimic hunting, such as feathered wands at the end or stuffed mice withhold your kitten’s attention and inspire its natural predatory abilities.
Plenty of Attention
Your kitten must need to feel loved. In addition to letting her play with her every day, let her sit with you while you work on your laptop or watch TV, snuggle up in bed with her, and pet her while she purrs contentedly in your arms. This is a great way to prevent negative behaviors that result from feeling lonely, bored, and careless.
Cat Trees, Scenery, and Scratching Posts
It’s a great world out there and your kitten wants to see what happens. That’s why she needs a scratching post to climb up and perch herself on. Some scratching posts are also needed to release your energy in a positive and a non-destructive way.
All of the new things that are presented to your kitten in such a short time can be unnerving. A new home, people, animals, and pets can cause fear in your kitten and resulting in hyperactivity. When your kitten is in a safe space, play some low volume music to see if this soothes your nerves. Easy-to-listen, instrumental or classical music can work gentle miracles.
Cooling Down and Warming Up
A good workout begins and ends with warming up and cooling down. The same goes for kitty play sessions. If you find that your kitten is getting tired of the game, let it cool down and then give it food. Your kitten instinctively wants to eat a meal, clean herself, and take a nap. Do this before going to bed at night so that she can sleep when you do.