New Kitten Needs
Essentials To Have Before Your Kitten Comes
Litter box~litter~scoop -- consult the breeder as to the type of box and litter the kitten is used to.
Scratching Posts -- rough wood or sisal covered, a minimum of 24 inches tall, with a secure base that will not tip over. Cats do not favor carpet covered posts. Carpet is too smooth. Place the post(s) in an area where the cat spends most of his time.
Besides keeping their claws in shape, cats scratch for social & marking reasons. They like to scratch as they first greet you when you come home or in high traffic areas of the house. For instance the corner of your couch that everyone walks by. If you place the post in a back corner or in an out of the way room, it won't get used -- he'll find something else instead!
Various "cat proofed" toys -- 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.
be away -- see -- Introducing A New Cat
Watch carefully for the safety of your new family member!