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Feature January 2019 Issue

Introducing Your Kitten to Your Home

A new kitten may find scratching posts of her own if you doít get her used to the one you bought for her.

Introducing Your Kitten to Your Home

The right efforts can make for a soft landing.

Itís a dilemma. You want to give your new kitten the best start in life, but so much of how she feels about people and the world in general is going to be imprinted on her brain between the ages of two and seven weeks, before she ever reaches your home. Thatís because those critical weeks are considered a catís sensitive period of learning, when she picks up information about her world like a sponge. After that, her window of opportunity for learning begins to close. It never closes completely; but making new adjustments goes more slowly and doesnít come as effortlessly.

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