ARU Be Inspired: Kitten socialisation – how to create happy, confident kittens

  • Date: 1 December 2021
  • Time: 19:00 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Online
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A kitten playing with a flower growing out of a path

Join ARU's School of Life Sciences for this talk from Nicky Trevorrow, Behaviour Manager in Cats Protection’s Veterinary Department, on how to create happy, confident kittens through socialisation. Introduced by Dr Toby Carter.

Kitten socialisation is the time period during which a young kitten is most receptive to learning about its social environment and what is considered ‘normal’ and ‘safe’ so that everything that they come across during this period is likely to be accepted as something that is ‘okay’ later in life. Therefore, the experiences kittens have within their first two months of life are important in influencing their behaviour right into adulthood. In this talk Nicky Trevorrow (graduate in BSc Animal Behaviour, 2004) discusses the theoretical and practical aspects of kitten socialisation to help create happy, confident kittens.

Nicky works in Cats Protection’s Veterinary Department as Behaviour Manager, implementing the charity’s strategy to promote feline behaviour and welfare. Nicky is a registered veterinary nurse. She holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Animal Behaviour. She undertook an Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy from the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from the University of Southampton. Nicky is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist. She represents Cats Protection on the Animal Behaviour and Training Council.

  • Date: 1 December 2021
  • Time: 19:00 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Online
Book via Eventbrite
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