Choosing a Kitten

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Choosing a Healthy Kitten: What to Look For

Key Considerations

Overview: When selecting a new kitten, ensure it exhibits signs of good health and vitality.

Physical Health Check

Indicators: Look for the following signs:

  • Bright eyes
  • Clean ears
  • Healthy bottom

Behavioural Traits

Signs of Health: A healthy kitten should be:

  • Lively
  • Full of beans
  • Bright-eyed

Warning Signs

Red Flags: Avoid kittens displaying:

  • Runny eyes or nose
  • Sneezing
  • Dirty ears or bottom

Importance of Cleanliness

Hygiene Matters: Dirty ears or bottom could indicate underlying health issues such as ear mites or digestive problems.

Consideration of Other Pets

Infection Risk: Sick kittens may spread illnesses to other pets in your household.

Viewing the Mother

Assessing Health: Observing the mother cat can provide insight into the kitten's health and temperament.


Final Thoughts: Ensure the kitten's environment is clean and hygienic, and consider seeing the mother cat to assess overall health and temperament.