Taking your kitten home
Kittens in bed

Until the kitten has had time to bond with you and its new home, it can feel scared, and is likely to hide or try to escape. When bringing your kitten home for the first time, resist the urge to open the carrier in the car — no matter how cute, sad or lonely your little furry friend looks.

Just like bringing home a newborn from hospital, you need the right car seat to transport it in, so make sure you have a proper carrier for your kitten. Ensure it has something soft and snuggly to sit or sleep on, or even curl up and hide in. Kittens can lose body heat easily, so a blanket will provide it with valuable insulation and a comfortable, secure environment.