Foster kitten, or How to tame the wind
All cat lovers know that raising a kitten is a process not only exciting but also very challenging. How to tame and make a pet animal that is born to be free predator? But all cats are, first and foremost, predatory animals. Especially good with this fact familiar to those whose hobby was the breeding of kittens. Of course, we are accustomed to, which is soft, fluffy and forever purring lumps, getting tangled beneath our feet, beg for food, play and go about their business, but few people able to see the other side of this process: hunt and adaptability.
The exception to the General rule are, perhaps, kittens Maine Coon, who from birth have soft and flexible character, very kind and peaceful, despite its large (in contrast to regular cats) size. These cute animals bred in Maine is to be a kind of home decoration, they are very good, but even they have their own character: they are extremely vulnerable and need lots of love and affection. So what is this process — raising a kitten? The anguish or joy? About how to do it right, and we will discuss below.
Some important rules of parenting
— Decide. Before you raise a kitten, decide for yourself who you want: decorative warmer that will sleep with you in bed and warm winter evenings
— Carrot and stick. Foster kitten is very different from the process of domestication of any other animal, that here the saints should be a rule that encourages, to minimize the whip, but to provide a maximum of gingerbread. Cats are extremely sensitive to insults. One careless kick or slap can completely ruin the entire educational process. Praise them often and odobriti their care. For example, if your kitty brought you in the teeth of a dead mouse, do not hurry to faint! Thus he has shown you care, as if worrying that you are not hungry.
Talk to the kitten. Yes! It is talking about how talking with a friend, with person. Cats are very receptive to tone of voice, feeling angry with their boss or happy. Therefore, abusing pussy, suffice it to say only a few words to deny the time affection. It would be a mistake to consider these wayward masters of their own lives through foolish creatures, because sometimes they understand us better than people.
— Freedom. No need to deprive kitty of freedom. Never lock them, not pakutavate for a long time in the blankets and, if possible, do not leave alone. For cats, who for centuries lived in open spaces or in the woods, the restriction of freedom means the deprivation of the opportunity to throw out the huge potential that lie within them.
And remember that raising a kitten is the same that the education of children: the process is complex and does not allow neglect. And, bringing this animal to her home, making their homes in his territory, you take on a huge responsibility. From now on, if you believe the words of Saint-Exupery, only you responsible for those whom you have tamed!