Whether you invest in a pure-bred Siamese kitten or adopt a mixed-breed tabby, bringing a new kitten into the household is exciting and challenging ... Show synopsis Whether you invest in a pure-bred Siamese kitten or adopt a mixed-breed tabby, bringing a new kitten into the household is exciting and challenging as well as occasionally exasperating. The expert trainers in this informative kitten-care manual offer a host of excellent advice to ease the young feline's introduction into the family, including tried-and-true training tips to reinforce good behavior early on. The authors guide you patiently through the world of kittenhood, answering such common questions as: Should you choose a pedigree kitten or would the pick of any litter do? How can you prepare your home for your kitten's arrival? How do you introduce the kitten to young children and to other pets? Through the clearly written text and superb array of photographs, you'll also find out: - How your kitten develops from birth to maturity - Why kittens play and how to handle their friskiness - The best ways to feed and litter-train a kitten - How a kitten uses its senses of sight, smell, and hearing - How to train a kitten to obey - Ways to prevent behavioral problems If you are thinking about acquiring--or already have--a lively ball of fluff, The Perfect Kitten is the first step in forming a rewarding and lasting bond with your cat.