Healthy kittens have bright and shiny eyes and coat. They will also generally look happy and interested in their surroundings. Avoid kittens that are too shy or scared. Their ears should also be clean and they should also have a pale pink mouth and gums. A healthy kitten will require less medical visits and save you money in the long run.
You have to be very patient when establishing a relationship with a kitten. Just like people, kittens need time to bond with you. When you first get your kitten, don't let it wander around on it's own. First, let it get used to you before it gets used to your hourse. You should keep kittens n their own room with their litter tray, food and water. Kittens' also need a comfortable bed or basket to sleep in with some toys to play with. They love yarn.