MEET ACORN and SQUASH!
These young kittens available for adoption at the Animal Rescue League of Boston. If you are considering adopting a kitten, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Kittens are always moving and getting into mischief! They need to be supervised when exploring and confined to a small, safe space when they are left alone.
Kittens oftentimes do better in pairs. At this young age, it is crucial that certain social behaviors are learned to shape good behaviors as they become adults. One of these behaviors learned is bite inhibition which can only be taught from a littermate. (A single kitten may use you as a playmate and bite too hard, whereas a littermate would correct that behavior before it becomes an issue.) Littermates also play and socialize with each other during the day while you are at work. This leads to fewer issues with a single kitten keeping you up at night to play, or becoming destructive when they are alone during the day.
If you are torn between adopting a kitten or an adult cat, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Kittens go through phases in which personalities can change. (So how their personality is now, may not be the same when they grow into an adult.) With an adult cat, what you see is what you get in terms of personality.
- Kittens need to be taught what is appropriate and what is not when living in your household, (for instance, learning that climbing curtains and scratching furniture is not appropriate, whereas an adult cat should already know this in most circumstances).
All kittens come up to date on all vaccines, microchip, and will be spayed and neutered before going home.