Nothing beats watching kittens play, whether it is jump your buddy or the standing boxing game kittens love to play. They especially like to play together. Just for fun but also as part of learning the dos and don’ts of the adult cat world.Kitten play peaks at about 16 weeks. During play periods kittens learn to retract their claws so that they avoid injuring each other. If kittens don’t learn this because they have been adopted very young, they will have more of a tendency to scratch you. Kittens also learn to not bite each other. When one kitten nibbles on a littermate, the kitten lets out a loud meow expressing their pain and withdraws from play. Thus the “attacker” learns that aggressive play means no play.
So if you are thinking of getting a young kitten, consider getting two! They will continue to teach each other how to be a cat. And watching them sure beats anything on Netflix!