Kitten collars/ kitty collars are collars that are fastened on the necks of both cats and kittens, by the owners, for leashing their pets (in this case, it is a harness), if they want to, and more importantly for safety and identification purposes if your cat decides to go on a solo adventure. Though the cats themselves might come back after taking their detours, people might interfere and have the cats sent to Blue Cross or any other similar organization, mistaking your pet for a stray. Thus, a collar with your name on it, also including your address, not only plays the role of saving your cat in times of need but also adds to its looks (as these collars come in a myriad of colors, materials, and textures).
These collars can be belt buckle type, screwing type, or knotting type. Recommended by animal welfare organizations, breakaway cat collars are another type of collars which are designed to snap open quickly when the cat is in a tight spot, say stuck on a branch of a tree because of the collar. In such a scenario, the collar snaps, and the cat lands safely on the ground. It is also imperative to make sure that these breakaway collars live up to their name and are not fake, as those kinds are also available in the market.
Cat collars (take a look at full cat products at cats patrol) are highly different from those of dog collars as they need to stay on the neck of the dog (for the most part, say for getting leads in a crime scene), but for a cat, these need to be able to snap open quickly, as our feline friends have a knack for getting themselves stuck in tight spots, more often than not.
If you find that your pet visibly uncomfortable with the collar on, it is necessary for you to make sure that that the collar actually fits the pet in a snug manner, not too loose and not too tight. The optimum size for a collar for your pet is one which allows you to put one (thick) or two (thin) fingers of yours in between the collar and the neck, once the collar is fastened. Any other size is too less or too much and must be changed to ensure that the collar doesn’t feel like a burden to the pet.
The optimum age for you to attach a collar would be after it is six months old, and only if the collar is fitting the pet properly.
In a nutshell, these collars add both to the looks of your cat and also to its safety, and it is imperative that your cat has a collar of its own.