As the weeks continue on with your new Persian kitten and he or she becomes more comfortable in the new home, you can start to let he or she roam into different rooms of the house. Some points to remember:

• Begin with a regular time and place for feeding
• Pet he or she frequently
• Talk to he or she quietly throughout the day
• Be sure all members of your household are introduced
• Teach children of the household to pet he or she gently
• Monitor interactions between children and the Persian kitten closely
• Begin to expose the Persian kitten to other people to help ensure he or she will not be fearful of strangers as an adult

Tips on how to hold a Persian kitten:

• Always handle the Persian kitten gently
• Place one hand under the chest
• Use your other hand to support the rear
• Gently and firmly lift he or she into the crook of your arm


In general, the best way to feed a Persian kitten is in small amounts several times per day. Always choose a high-quality formula especially for kittens. Use high quality daily supplements as well.

Litter Box Training

Some breeders litter box train Persian kittens before sending them home. If this did not happen with your breeder, consider the following suggestions:

• Choose a small litter box with low sides
• Fill the litter box with fine-grain litter (some vets do not advise using clumping litter as it can cause problems in a Persian kitten’s stomach)
• It may be more appropriate to follow the advice of your individual vet about which litter to use for a Persian kitten, or ask the breeder for advice
• Watch he or she closely for signs that he or she needs to eliminate (some signs may be sniffing around or beginning to squat)
• Persian kittens use instinct to dig and bury their own waste
• Teach he or she what is expected by placing he or she in the litter box immediately after a meal
• In addition, you might take the front paw and very gently dig into the litter
• When elimination occurs, praise your little pet
• Praise he or she each time elimination is completed correctly
• If an accident occurs, clean it up, and put the soiled paper towel or material inside the litter box, now place he or she inside the litter box (this will help associated the smell of their waste with the litter box)
• Litter box training a Persian kitten is usually not difficult

A young Persian kitten will sleep a good portion of the day. Average sleep time is about 14 hours every day. Do not be concerned if you find your Persian kitten sleeping this long or even a few hours longer. This is normal. Be sure to have a nice, comfortable quiet place for him or her to sleep and rest. To help get the Persian kitten on your schedule of sleeping, try playing with he or she, before you get ready for bed.

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