What Equipment Do you Need When First Buying a Kitten?
Brining home your young kitty is very much like bringing home a newborn baby from the hospital. They both have very simple requirements. Both of them need to have the following basics covered: food, a place to sleep, and love. Food is the first thing that you need to consider, and one way of quickly adjusting your kitten to his new home is to feed it. Make sure that you have a few days supply of whatever food the kitten is used to eating so that there’s no break in nutrition. Once kitty is settled, he’ll eat other things, but one way of providing security and showing that not everything has changed is by providing him with the same food he’s used to eating.
Once he’s content enough to eat, then you can relax a little because he’s feeling secure. An insecure cat will not usually be so keen on eating in a strange place. Apart from the actual food, kitty should also have his own tableware! A dish for his food, another for water/milk and something for chopping his food up with is usually the minimum. If you are buying canned cat food, then you should also buy a plastic top for the can as in the early weeks there will be several meals in one can, and so the can will be stored in your refrigerator. For a cat, a place to sleep can be anywhere! Once it’s feeling safe, it will wander around the house and eventually chooses a spot or two that it prefers and you’ll often find him in one place or the other.
For a physical bed, there are many types you can buy from beautiful wicker baskets of various sizes to beanbags and quilt type igloos, but a cat is a very independent animal with opinions about all things and so when first bringing your tiny kitty home you could consider just having a large box that it can’t escape out of without help, and placing a blanket that has his mother’s scent on it inside the box. The last thing your kitty needs is plenty of love! This attention isn’t just to bond with your pet, but also to help it feel secure in his new home. Once your kitten is secure he’ll eat properly, sleep without mewing and even have less “accidents” as it will be easier to “potty” train him. As you can see, it needn’t take a lot of money to kit your kitty out, but it does require a little bit of thought before you bring him home. Cover his basic needs and he’ll soon settle into his place as head of your household! .