Do you want to gift your daughter a cute surprise? Are you looking for a companion, which is cute as well as naughty? If your reply is yes to any of the questions, a cute little kitten is your answer! Cats are one of the most lovable pets. They can be ideal companions and unlike other pets, they don’t need to be looked after all the time. Cats are self-reliable pets and can take good care of them. But if you want to buy this cute animal, there are certain things which you should know.
Predominantly, with your kitten come its responsibilities. You have to treat your pet as an individual. It may happen at times that your cat may fall sick. In such situation, you will have to leave your work and take care of her. On the other hand she will have financial as well as emotional impact on you. You should be aware of the cost associated with owning a cat. Curing her illness will also cost you so make sure you have a complete health check-up of the kitten before you buy it.
Inspecting the kitten once you go to choose one is very important. If the kitten backs up or hisses at you, it means it is not handled much and is afraid. Don’t adopt such kitten as it will be difficult for you to handle in the beginning. Health guarantee is also of sheer importance. Where ever you buy the kitten from, make sure they offer you some sort of health guarantee. Once you adopt the kitten, get it checked by a qualified vet. If there are some health issues, you can return it to the pet shop.
While buying a kitten, its age should also be taken into consideration. Buying a kitten which is older than 9 weeks is advisable, although it is not as cute as it was when it was 6 weeks. Too young kittens end-up with bad habits when they are adults. Wealth of information is available on the internet to find out which breed suits you the best. Select an appropriate one and start your process of buying it.
If at all you are willing to buy a moggie, you don’t need to search for it for long. You merely need to contact any of your known vet and you will get your kitten just for the cost of its paper work, vaccination, microchipping, desexing and worming. This is because they are many times dumped because of their unplanned birth. Buying the kitten from the pet shop is not advisable. It will cost much more that it actually costs. Moreover, it will not perhaps have desexing, worming and other such medications needed.