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Where Should Kitty Sleep?

Where Should Kitty Sleep?

Where should kitty sleep? Finding somewhere for your new kitten to sleep is a basic requirement when you first bring kitty home. It also needs to be something you give a lot of thought to before you go to pick the kitten up!

Many people have very strong ideas about this. They don’t want the kitten to sleep anywhere but in its own bed – perhaps a basket that’s been bought especially for it. They certainly don’t want kitty finding its way into bedrooms or sleeping on sofas/armchairs. Then there are other cat owners who have no intention of segregating their kitty from its human family. Kitten’s in these homes are allowed it to choose where it wants to sleep. There is no right or wrong decision on this, the only right decision is what’s right for your family and your new kitten. What you do need to do however is make the decision, prior to introducing your kitty to its new environment.

Setup:

When deciding on sleeping rules for your home, you will want to weigh out options. We have 2 for you today 1. Pet beds or 2.Wherever kitty chooses

Pet Beds:

If you decide that you want the kitten to sleep in its own bed then you need to ensure you give adequate thought to this. You are bringing into your home a baby cat. Often a kitty who has just that day been taken from its mother or litter mates. It may well be happy to play and be fussed over when people are around. Once everyone goes to bed, kitty’s going to feel very much alone and scared. If you have a blanket that his mother had been sleeping on and still has her scent place this in his sleeping basket and it will give him a little security. A stuffed toy or even a calming pet bed will also work.Cat bed

Wherever kitty Wants:

Should you decide instead that kitty is welcome to sleep in whichever bed he prefers, then you need to take a few safety precautions. You want to ensure that he isn’t suffocated or squished during the night. Arrange pillows or rolled towels around him to act as a buffer between you and him. You can also place small pet beds in the bed for the kitten to use as well.

Conclusion:

Wherever you think the kitty is going to sleep, be prepared to get up and find him somewhere else! Cats in general have a tendency to be opinionated and do their own thing regardless of how it fits into your plans, so accept this from the get-go, and then if you try to get kitty excited about where you want him to sleep and fail, find a compromise that you can both be happy about!

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