Kitten Checklist

Thinking of getting a kitten?

Use this checklist to help you find a healthy, friendly kitten and to avoid some of the pitfalls which can occur.

When you take on a kitten you are taking responsibility for a pet which may be with you for an average of 14 years, and often longer. Most people want a cat which is confident and happy to be around people. How you choose a kitten can have a great effect on both the welfare of the cat throughout its life, and your enjoyment of having it as a pet.

This information has been put together by The Cat Group, a collection of professional organisations dedicated to feline welfare. Further excellent advice on getting a kitten and what to look out for can be found on the websites of these organisations.