It is rather important to begin out with an agreeable kitten. A scratching, hissing or terribly frightened kitten will grow up to be a difficult kitten at best. At worst, the kitten won't become a friendly, loving family pet. Once you've chosen a kitten that you like, make arrangements to pick it up when it is ready to leave its mother (when it's about eight weeks old). A day or two once you get your new kitten, take it to a animal medical practitioner (an animal doctor). The vet will give it the first in a series of shots to protect it against common pet cat diseases. Inform the veterinary if you would like to let the feline outdoors. If you do plan to let it out, the kitten may need a shot to protect it against rabies.
Next, ensure that the kitten is neither too slender nor too excessive fat. A kitten that is either all epidermis and bones or has a bloated abdomen will probably have an infection. Do not select such a kitten. Also check the kitten's nasal and ears for just about any sign of release or infection.While you are checking for indications of physical health, take note of the kitten's nature. Hold the kitten to another area of the room and watch how it behaves. Is it nervous or afraid? Does it respond to delicate petting by growing calmer? You want a kitten that changes quickly to you. This is a sign it has been taken care of by the owners of the litter, which is important in preparing the kitten for coping with people.