Items needed include food that the kitten is currently eating ( Purina Pro Plan Kitten chicken & rice formula ) dry
Food and water dishes (water fountains are popular).
Litter pan and litter (Fresh Step clumping unscented litter is currently being used).
Bedding (flannel fabric from a fabric store is cost effective, easy to wash and doesn't fray)
Kittens love toys!!! My recommendations are toys that make noise like foil balls. They also love feather toys. Laser pointers really get their attention lol.
*Please stay away from catnip and any toys containing catnip. Kittens could have an allergic reaction. The strengths of catnip can widely vary in toys*
Kittens love to climb and be off the ground. A medium size cat tree is a good place to start.
Amazon and Chewy.com have many selections, but to be honest the cat trees at Petco and Petsmart are higher quality, studier and already assembled.
I prefer a metal tooth comb for brushing.
A pair of standard fingernail clippers for nail trimming.
For bathing I use a baby shampoo ( Johnson & Johnsons lavender "purple liquid" ). A soft toothbrush is helpful in washing between their toes. Avoid getting water in their ears.
Always thoroughly dry your kitten after bathing. Remove excess water with a plush towel
( paper towels work well too ) then blow dry on medium speed with warm air. What is comfortable up close against your arm is fine. Clipping the fur in their rear end area aids in good hygiene. I like to use a beard trimmer with the 1/2 inch guard attachment.
Prepare a private space for your kitten in an area like a bedroom, bathroom or laundry room.
Kittens settle in quickly but remember that they will need supervision for awhile being introduced to any current pets and to the larger areas of the home. If you have a two story home, I recommend food, water and litterbox on each floor.
Here is a nice starter cat tree with good reviews on Amazon