Getting a new kitten (yay!) and have a question
We are getting a kitten this weekend and I have been reading up on general care and can't seem to find good information on what to do with a kitten at night.
We agree that we ultimately don't want pets sleeping in the bed with us but DH seems ok with it being in the same room and I think that would cause problems,too. Aren't cats nocturnal? We are both light sleepers and have difficulty sleeping (needs to be quiet, freezing cold, pitch black and I have to be exhausted).
What do we do with a kitten in the first few weeks? I hate to leave it by itself somewhere else in the house especially if it starts to cry but I don't want it to get used to being in the bedroom. What should we do?
Do we need to buy it a kitty bed?
I read we need special non-clumping litter for a kitten, any recommendations?
Any other tips?
I am excited! :)
edit: Introducing our new little 8 week old kitten - "Sabi Sabi". (sounds like Bobbi) We named him after the Safari Lodge we stayed at on our honeymoon. We really just call him Sabi, though :)
Staring very intently at DH in the first minute or two out of his carrier.
He is already practicing his "who? me??" pose :)
Extremely fascinated with my eyelashes. bit of a scary moment but he just gently pawed at my eyelids.