What to do if your kitten wants to play with your hands or feet
Provide a small soft toy for those kittens that like to grapple and wrestle, and encourage them to play with this instead of you. Never ever encourage a young kitten to play with your fingers, hands or feet. It might seem funny or harmless at the time, but that will soon change when you have a large adult cat that chases, bites and scratches people.
If you have a kitten that seems focus on hands and feet, don’t punish or tell them off. Simply remain as still and as quite as possible until they stop. Then, refocus their attention on to a suitable toy and praise them enthusiastically. This way they will learn that hands and feet are boring, and that playing with toys is much more exciting and fun.
Kittens and your furniture
A scratching post inside the house is helpful in protecting your furniture, even if your kitten is able to go outside. The post should be covered in material that is not found anywhere else in the house (such as string), so that the kitten does not learn to scratch other items, like your carpet. Some scratching posts come in the form of activity towers, which are ideal for kittens as they love to play and hide.
Kittens playing with other pets
Some particularly excitable kittens may try to play with a family cat or dog, and if they are happy to play in return, always supervise in case things get out of hand.
If the kitten is pestering your other pets, get your kittens attention and distract them away by using a favourite toy.
Repeat this process consistently until the kitten learns that play with you is much more fun then play with them. You’ll also find that your other pets will be more accepting and tolerant of an enthusiastic kitten if you help them out in this way.