As of this morning, Tyler and I found a kitten and fell in love. We are bringing him home at the end of April and in the anticipation, I've head straight for the internet and begun researching everything I'll need to know about kittens so that he'll feel at home.
So I thought I'd share some fun facts.
Kittens Can Sleep Up To 18 Hours A Day!
Since kittens have a lot of growing to do, they need to conserve their energy by sleeping as when they sleep, special growth hormones get to work in turning your kitten into an adult cat.
Kittens Can Be Right Or Left Pawed
Just like humans, kittens/cats will have be a lefty or a righty. If you observe closely, you'll notice which paw your kitten uses the most when exploring and discovering new things.
Kittens Can Fit Anywhere Their Heads Can
We all know kittens and cats end up getting themselves caught in all sorts of places when exploring, but the best way to determine if you kitten can get somewhere, is by looking at the size of their head. So when kitten proofing your house, be sure to get every spot that your kitten could get caught in.
All Kittens Have Blue Eyes
If you're so involve with your kittens blue eyes, sorry to be the one to tell you... All kittens are born with blue eyes. Only when they're around 8 weeks old do their eye colour change and fully developed.
Kittens & Cats Are Lactose Intolerant
Despite what we're shown in cartoons, kittens and cats shouldn't be given milk as chances are they'll be lactose intolerant.
The Same Litter Of Kittens Can Have Multiple Fathers
More than one cat can impregnate a cat during the heat cycle. This is why some litters of kittens can be so different.