Cats are incredibly intelligent and built for agile maneuvering along with any unusual environment you can imagine. If you’re looking to cozy up with your first cat, here are a few tips when choosing the perfect cat for you.
Everyday Tips for Taking Care of Your New Cat
At home, keep your drape cords out of your cat’s reach.
Don’t let the cat play with them since they can jump into them or play with them and get them around their neck if they have loops. This may fatally harm them. Hang your drapery cords out of your cats’ sight to avoid this.
Make sure to keep your cat’s litter box clean at all times.
Most cats do not like to use a dirty litter box, much like you would not want to use a dirty toilet. Scoop it at least once a day. Empty and give it a good cleaning once a week or more if needed. Consider the more expensive cat litter boxes, as they add value in the long run.
Be prepared to interact with cats on their own time.
Cats often have very different personalities than dogs, generally speaking. They can appreciate love and care when they are in the right state of mind, but unlike dogs, there are times where they may be avoiding physical contact.
Learning to notice these behaviors and signs of these feelings will allow the owner to avoid getting scratched or pushing the cat to a less friendly state when surrounded by others. This is especially important for having guests over or hosting events, as they may already be less receptive to physical contact with cats and pets in general.
There are cat litter boxes now that allow you to have minimal interaction with them.
This can be great for anyone who is tired of cleaning a litter box. But be careful, as they may not work as easily as they claim to. If you can, make sure there is a return policy and don’t lose the receipt. You may find you prefer the old-fashioned style!
A great toy for your cat is a laser pointer.
Cats love to chase the laser around and try to catch it. This will help you give your cat some exercise, while your cat is having fun at the same time. It will also help to fine-tune their hunting skills.
These ideas should keep your cat entertained and happy. Try to work it as an activity the both of you can partake in. Playing games with your cat teaches it that the two of you can have an exciting time together while keeping it active and healthy.