How to Buy a Purebred Cat Or Kitten
Perhaps you haven’t had anything to do shorthair kittens for sale near me before. Maybe this is the first time you’ve held a little cute kitten in your arms. He or she is so helpless and trusts you to take care of him. You need to get information on how to do that properly. But most often the people that can help you are either too busy or otherwise unavailable.
Luckily, you have found this article. You wonder what the best litter is for him or what kind of food you need to buy. What about a place to sleep for your kitten? The best would be to find out that information before you actually bring the little kitten home. Don’t worry – you and your new friend will do just fine. It will take a couple days of time but both of you will get used to the new situation. I have some good tips for new cat owners. It will help you to know all the things that your kitten is unable to tell you himself, but you need to know.
Most people like to play with a new kitten. It’s pleasurable to hold him. How perfectly fuzzy and beautiful they are. But they also are totally unable to live on their own and you are responsible for them. You will soon learn their peculiar habits.
It’s best to have some things prepared before you get your new kitten home. First is a food and water tray. They need to be clean at all times. Second is the litter box. It should be easy to access by an animal as little and tiny as your kitten. You shouldn’t locate it in a busy place such as a hallway or in the middle of the room. It shouldn’t be very close to the kitten’s food either. The litter you buy for him should be dust free and small grained. A scoop will also come in handy in a dustbin nearby. Other things you will need are: cat nail clippers for kittens, cat toys, and something to carry your kitten to the vet in. Also prepare something for the kitten to sleep in or on.
The first day your kitten spends at your house he should stay only in one room and explore it well. Have all the necessary cat care products and enough room for him. On the second day, allow your kitten to explore other areas of the house. Remember that every area should be safe for you little fellow before you let him in it. Keep away all the cleaning products, small objects that he can choke on and poisonous plants. Slowly expand the space that your kitten can explore until he is used to the whole home.
If you have other pets or little children at home, you need to prepare a way to introduce the new member of the family to the rest of your household. Remember that if you have other animals, they will see the new kitten as an invader because they will have somebody new in their territory to share with. They will most likely not like the idea of having some new kitten in the house.
One way you can solve that problem is to help your animals not feel that they need to compete in any way with the new member of the household. But it also needs to be clear to them that the new member is here to stay and they need to accept it. Spend some more time with your animals so they will not feel left behind because of the kitten.
This transition period last usually about two weeks. After that time they will work out their attitude toward the guest by first ignoring him, then coexisting with him, then eventually accepting his presence and even coming to like him. It will take time for your animals and the new kitten to become friends but soon you will see them grooming each other and sleeping together and this will be a sign for you that they are at peace at last. It is always better for animals to dwell in groups than alone; they understand that and will come to enjoy each other’s presence.