If you’ve ever had a kitten before, you know how curious and playful they are. They will wander around your home and try to play with everything. Some things in your home are simply not safe for a kitten to play with, so you must make sure you get rid of any hazards.
Kittens love to play and they will play with just about anything they can get their little paws on. They can also squeeze into very small places so keep that in mind as well. I’m going to give you some helpful tips so you can make sure when you get your kitten home it will be a safe environment for it.
There are certain things that you should not have easily accessible by your kitten. Toxic materials, medications, detergents, and chemicals are all examples of things you should keep somewhere where your kitten can not get a hold of them. You can move these items to a cabinet with handles that a cat would not be able to pull open. Keeping them on a shelf isn’t a good idea because they will figure out a way to jump up to it and knock things down.
There are also some other items in your home that you should think about when trying to kitten proof your home. Curtains are a favorite among cats when they feel like climbing. If your kitten decides to climb your curtains, their added weight can cause them and the curtain rod to fall down. The weight of the curtain rod or the impact can injure your cat, so you might want to consider removing your curtains or not allowing your cat to go into the room with them. You should also try to hide all electrical cords. Young cats will often chew on many things, especially when they’re teething. You can buy plastic wire covers that will hide the power cords against your walls. They work really well to keep all your electrical cords organized neatly as well.
Plastic bags can also be dangerous to a young kitten. If they find one in your home, they will probably try to play with and even go inside of it. If they become tangled or stuck in the plastic bag, they can potentially suffocate and die. Keep all plastic bags in a spot where they can’t get to them. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
Enjoy your new kitten and make sure you keep them safe. There’s nothing worse than having a new family pet have an accident and become injured or die. Keep an eye on your cat and watch what it likes to play with. If it’s playing with things in your home that can be dangerous to them, make sure you figure out a way to keep those items away from them. Also, remember the tips from this article and your kitten will soon grow into an adult feline which will provide you and your family with years of love.