Kitten Proofing Your Home
Just like human toddlers, young kittens are curious. They can get into all kinds of trouble and they will put everything into their mouths.
It is very important that as a new owner of a Maine Coon kitten, you prepare your home to be the safest environment possible. Spending the time and effort to thoroughly examine your home and correct any hazards, will save you from potential heartache of an injured kitten.
electrical cords/phone cords
spaces behind washer, dryer etc...
essential oils in a diffuser or burned as an air freshener are toxic to your cat. Never use any essential oils directly on your cat.
Other Things To Watch For
Sitting or stepping on a kitten--
to warn visitors to be watchful!
They tend to
silently lie nearby their owners
Sleeping with a kitten and rolling
Kittens tend to follow their owners
Shutting a door or cupboard on a kitten--
Kittens are always curious and watching what their owners are doing.
Not all cat toys are safe. For example, the eyes on "fur mice" have a sharp prong on the backside. This attaches it to the mouse. They can easily be pulled out & when swallowed will perforate a kittens stomach. Remove eyes & noses etc... along with any strings, legs (often made from wire) or tails attached to the toys.
Cellophane from cigarette packs--
When swallowed stomach acid changes these wrappers into a glass-like substance.
Teach children respect for animals--
No rough handling
Securely cover heating & cooling vents with a grate
Check areas where your vacuum doesn't fit for dangerous items
Leaving your new kitten unattended with other pets or young children
Watch carefully for the safety of your new family member!