(Closed) How long for new kitten to adjust?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

pics pics!!! awww. our kitten was comfy by the end of the day. If not, tomorrow you will see a difference and that he will be more comfy.

Post # 4
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@zippylef:  When I got my kitten it took I think 3 days for him to use the litterbox. I was freaking out and SO happy when he went.

Rest assured, this is normal.

Make sure there’s always fresh water and dry food available for him and he’ll be fine.

My kitten was a shy little thing but before long he was terrorizing me πŸ™‚

Post # 6
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

When I brough my kitten home, she didn’t eat/drin/use the litterbox for about 48 hours. In fact she hid. I was terrified that somehow she had escaped my apartment. They get scared, but he’ll warm up to you.

Post # 7
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You have lots of additions:)

If he is playing and now eating, he is just fine. Especially with canned food, he might not drink as much water. At 9 weeks he should use his litter box in the next hour or so.  It will take a couple weeks before he is totally adjusted–he will probably miss his litter or shelter mates for a while.  He also may feel shy and do more of those activities when you are asleep.

A piece of advice, start clipping his nails now so he gets used to it, also get him a scratching thing and direct him to it if he scratches anything else. De-clawing isnt a great idea and not really necessary if you start them young. We clip after cuddle time. She hates it, but “asks for it” when her nails get too long.

Also, watch him around the baby. Little kittens really like to snuggle in close, warm places like the back of your neck or the crook of your chin. He isn’t trying to suffocate the baby or any old wives tale but the baby can’t push him off her head. Also, they love to sleep in small cosy spaces like car seats, cribs, etc. you might not want his litter box feet in her stuff:)

Congrats–we can’t wait for pictures!

Post # 8
3174 posts
Sugar bee

When I got my kitten it took her about a month and when I moved it took her about a week

Post # 9
1780 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

our guy did exceptionally well, and only took a few days to adjust…we did find if that if you have a closed in litter box (one with the lid) it freaked our guy out…so we took the  top off and hes done fine with it…id just give him a little time…and keep putting him in the litter box every little bit until hes used to it….

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