Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
I prefer the clumping litter over normal for many reasons (odor control the top one).
The main reason for not using clumping litter with very small kittens is because they tend to play in it, get it on themselves and lick it off, or sometimes just out and out eat it.
While clay litter will simply go through their systems, clumping litter will do what it is meant to do, clump, and can attach itself to the intestines, attract more clumping litter, and since kittens are small as it is, you don't need much to clump together to form a blockage and kill them.
Once they are a few months old, and you have had a chance to watch them and make sure they're over the "eating or ingesting litter" stage, then you can safey use the clumping litter.
I also recommend finding out what the kitten's been eating, and start with that. You can change over to another food gradually by mixing the new food in just a little at a time with the old food, more each day, until they are used to it.
A sudden change might upset their tummies, or cause them to not want to eat. Better to keep as much familiar to their old surroundings as possible.
I would also suggest asking the previous owners for a little piece of cloth, towel, something with the old scent to help her not be as afraid, and a small plastic bag with some of the litter the kitten's been using (litter from the pan, not the box). That will help her learn quicker where the new place to go is if you sprinkle a little of that on top of the new litter each day.
And find oiut what her favorite toy is so you can get her the same or similar.