It's best to not get a kitten because their energy level is high and their urge to play is even higher. You may be able to control the situation when you are at home but not necessarily when you are gone or asleep. Try out older (3 plus) layed back shelter cats, most come with a 2 wk turnaround period. You should not use negative reinforcement (spray bottle) since cats don't think in the same structures as humans do, use positive reinforcement instead (praise, food, etc) when the correct behavior was displayed. Until recently I did have a cat (died a week ago) and I used to have a foster cockatoo. It went well without the spray bottle! Also, I would always adopt a cat over a kitten, no foreign body ingestions with surgical removal, no bitten power cords, no playing with litter, water, household detergents, chewing my shoes, climbing my screens or making it out of the house... plus adopting an adult cat really helps the shelters, gives an older cat a chance he/she didn't get in a former life. Good luck!