Before you get your
We're super thrilled that you're getting a new fur baby!
It's an exciting time to welcome a new animal into your home but please make sure you've done all the research and make sure you're well prepared for your new kitty.
We'll assume you've never had a cat before, so here are the basic tips we recommend!
Do not let your cat out of the house for at least 3 weeks.
They may run away and you will have no idea where they are.
Preparing for your new cat
Cats are territorial and coming into a new home leaves them
feeling very uneasy.
To help Puss, you can provide them with a small area to call their own for the first few days or weeks.
Make sure that the safe area is ready to go, well ahead of time so you can put your cat safely inside and leave them to adjust, without too much interference from you/your family.
A bathroom or laundry room works well for this.
Furnish the room with cat amenities, such as
food, water and a litter tray.
Fill the litter tray with 1 to 2" of litter and place it in the room where Puss can use it undisturbed.
Be sure to place the litter tray away from any food.
If you are welcoming a kitten into your home, then be aware of holes or small areas that they could get access to and possibly get stuck in.
Make sure to cover up dangerous gaps and holes.
Be aware that kittens can get caught in things like the strings of louvre blinds.
Don't underestimate the spaces they can get in. They'll always surprise you, so make sure you've double checked everywhere is as safe as can be.
Also, always ensure your toilet lid is down.
Have you got everything you need for your new cat?
Here are our recommendations for what you should have ready and waiting for your new kitty!
Cat Toys & Grooming Tools
Playing is such a good way to bond with your cat, especially if they're new and wary of you. A toy on a stick/dangling toy can be extremely useful for nervous cats as this allows you to play but at a distance, thus bonding with your new cat but not threatening them.
Another good way to bond with your cat is to give them a brush! It also allows you to do a quick health check while you're there. Keep a check on your cats body language however as some cats won't enjoy you brushing them, so if they're in discomfort then don't continue. Depending on the type of your cat will depend on the best brush to use so make sure you get the best brush for your cat.
Food & Bowls
Cats can be fussy little things so hopefully you won't have too much trouble in finding a wet food/biscuit brand
Glass, ceramic and stainless steel bowls are all good options for your cat as they're easy to clean and keep sanitary.