The Kitten Academy in Colorado Springs is a program for kittens 8-14 weeks old and their owners. It aims to expose kittens to new experiences (people, places, activities) and offer kitten caretakers resources for cat care.
why kitten academy?
Kittens older than 7 weeks in a wild cat colony would be spending time with their litter mates, mother, other female cats (babysitters) and maybe some indulgent males. They would be learning the body language of older cats and how to communicate with them.
When we adopt a kitten at 8-10 weeks, we interrupt the socialization process. Kittens who stay with their mothers and siblings until 12 weeks of age are thought to be more friendly with other cats and humans.
Rescue organizations already struggling to maintain facilities will incur more costs keeping kittens later. Is there a way to continue socializing kittens once they have joined their adopting household?
Let The Feline Purrspective help you get started with your new kitten. Join one of our 3 week sessions and start cat whispering!
Learn how to:
- set up and manage your kitten’s habitat
- handle your kitten
- groom your kitten
- train your kitten
- Adopted 2 or more weeks ago
- 8–14 weeks of age when class starts
- at least 1 FVRCP vaccine
- Negative FeLV/FIV test
- No sniffles, sneezing, coughing, or upset tummies
When: Saturday afternoons by appointment
- CatTails Feline Health Center
- 202 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd Ste. A
- Registration required