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Best Safe & Comfortable Kitten Collars 2022

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There’s nothing more exciting than welcoming an adorable kitten into your life and watching as they curiously bumble around their new home. But sometimes that curious nature can lead kittens to wander a little further than they should, which is why a collar carrying an ID tag is especially important.

With so many cat collars on the market, it can be hard to know what the best, most safe and comfortable ones are for your new bundle of joy. Don’t worry! We've got you covered. We've long been one of the few kitty collar companies to offer a breakaway kitten collar range, so we've put together the ultimate guide to everything you need to know about the best safe and comfortable kitten collars.

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How to Choose a Kitten Collar

Essential Safety Features

A breakaway buckle is an essential safety feature of any kitten collar. The way a breakaway buckle works is that under the right amount of tension, the collar will come off. Although cat collars without breakaway buckles are deemed to be more ‘secure’ (because people don’t want to lose a collar), the risk is that without a quick-release breakaway buckle, if your cat’s collar becomes stuck and does not release, your cat may remain stuck or even have their breathing restricted by the collar. With curious kittens, who often try to sneak into small spaces, breakaway collars provide an essential layer of safety. The safest cat collar you can buy.

At Supakit, we have a kitten specific collar - the world's first breakaway cat collars to incorporate a safety buckle that's weight-rated for kittens!

Related: Should You Put A Collar On Your Kitten?

Weight

Kittens have delicate bodies, and the last thing they want is to be weighed down by something heavy and bulky around their little necks. Choosing a lightweight kitten collar will ensure that your cat is super comfortable and happy in their new collar. Ideally you should look for a collar that is so lightweight your kitten won’t even notice they’re wearing one – which means that they won’t fuss or scratch at it, and it will stay on!

Material

Kitten collars can be made from a range of materials – such polyester, cotton, hemp, cork, nylon and leather. Each of these comes with its own set of pros and cons. For example, some are more durable, while others excel when it comes to comfort. It’s worth considering how the collar band material will smell to your cat (cats have an affinity for natural, rather than synthetic, smells), whether it will wear or fray, and how flexible and lightweight the material is.

For a kitten collar, aim to choose a collar that is soft, supple and lightweight. This will allow your kitten’s collar to sit gently and comfortably against their fur. If you can, seek out a collar that is made from a natural material such as leather or cork, because they will smell and feel right to your cat. It’s also worth considering what material the inside of the collar is made from, as this is the part that will be in constant contact with your kitten’s body. Ideally, the lining should be soft and smooth so it can move gently across your kitten’s fur. Here at Supakit, all of our kitten collars are lined with the same soft and luxurious materials as the outside.

Style and Colour

When it comes to style, a minimalist collar design tends to be the safest and most comfortable for your kitten. Oversized elements or over-embellishment on a collar can be a nuisance or can cause discomfort/rubbing on your kitten’s little neck.

As for colour, go wild! Many people have their own preferences so feel free to choose a colour that you feel best highlights your kitten’s personality.

Best Kitten Collars 2022

Here is our rundown of the Best Kitten Collars of 2022:

Best Breakaway Kitten Collar 2022

Winner: ‘Emerald’ Breakaway Leather Kitten Collar

Pros:

  • High quality breakaway safety buckle designed specifically for kittens
  • Luxuriously soft leather band
  • Natural scent puts your cat at ease
  • Double lined for extra comfort
  • Removable bell
  • Lightweight and slim fit
  • Available in adult cat and kitten sizes

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Best Small Kitten Collar 2022

Winner: Natural Cork Breakaway Leather Kitten Collar

Pros:

  • High quality breakaway safety buckle designed specifically for kittens
  • Luxuriously soft, vegan-friendly band
  • Natural scent puts your cat at ease
  • Double lined for extra comfort
  • Removable bell
  • Lightweight and slim fit
  • Waterproof
  • Available in adult cat and kitten sizes

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Best Personalised Kitten Collar 2022

Winner: Cat ID Tags - Custom Engraved

Pros:

Hard wearing

Easily identifiable

Up to 4 lines of custom info including your cat's name

Generic front for privacy on photos

Split ring for easy attachment

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Best Designer Kitten Collar 2022

Winner: ‘Noir’ Black Breakaway Leather Kitten Collar

Pros:

High quality breakaway safety buckle designed specifically for kittens

Luxuriously soft leather band

Natural scent puts your cat at ease

Double lined for extra comfort

Removable bell

Lightweight and slim fit

Available in adult cat and kitten sizes

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Best Leather Kitten Collar 2022

Winner: ‘Azure’ Blue Breakaway Leather Kitten Collar

Pros:

High quality breakaway safety buckle designed specifically for kittens

Luxuriously soft leather band

Natural scent puts your cat at ease

Double lined for extra comfort

Removable bell

Lightweight and slim fit

Available in adult cat and kitten sizes

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What Kind of Collar is Best for a Kitten?

The best kind of collar for your kitten is one that has a good, snug fit; has a kitten-specific breakaway buckle as part of its design and made from a lightweight, soft yet durable material.

Related: When should my kitten switch to the adult buckle collar?

Should a Kitten Wear a Collar?

Whether your kitten should wear a collar or not is up to you. There are benefits to a kitten wearing a collar such as being able to attach a visible ID tag to their collar. If your kitten escapes or wanders off, visible ID help your kitten be identified and reunited with you – or taken to a vet or shelter where their chip can be scanned. It also shows others that your kitten is loved and isn’t a stray or community cat.

What Size Collars Do Kittens Need?

Kittens need a collar size that is small enough to fit their neck size snugly – for a Supakit kitten collar we recommend that you adjust the band so that you can fit one fingertip only between your kitten’s neck and their collar. As a general rule, the sooner you can introduce a collar and ID tag to your kitten, the easier it will be. Kittens are in a constant process of learning about the world around them, so by introducing a collar early, you can make sure that it’s just an ordinary part of their daily lives.

The other thing to pay attention to is your kitten's weight. You may need to wait until your kitten is heavy enough to break the safety buckle of the collar that you've chosen to avoid accidents like strangulation.

What Collar Material is Best For Kittens?

The best material for a kitten collar is one that is soft, flexible and one that ‘smells right’ to your cat. Natural materials such as leather or cork are not only soft and supple ensure comfort, but they also smell a lot nicer to your kitten than synthetic materials. When first introducing a collar to your kitten, smell is very important. Your cat is more likely to enjoy wearing a natural smelling product. They’re appropriate for both outdoor cats and indoor cats.

At What Age Can You Put a Collar on a Kitten?

As pet parents, you can put a collar on your kitten when they have reached the age at which it fits correctly – every kitten is different. At Supakit we advise that only one fingertip should fit between your cat’s neck and its collar. If the collar is too loose it can get caught on things or move around their delicate neck too freely, causing your kitten discomfort.

Conclusion

We really hope you enjoyed our ultimate guide on everything you need to know about the best safe and comfortable kitten collars.

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