Before the fun and bonding period begins with your new cat there will be a period of adjustments.
The adjustment period will last about a week and will allow your new cat to get acclimated to their new home, family members and other pets. Follow these six steps to get your home and your family ready for your new cat.
You will also need sisal scratching post, catnip, cat toys, cat tree, cat bed, cat brush, comb, cat shampoo, dander wipes and nail clipper. Another product I recommend is Feliway room diffuser, comfort zone and spray mood modifier. For best prices on these items I recommend Chewy pet supplies at chewy.com
Examine the floor closely for anything that may be harmful to your cat. Remove medications from the counter and put in a cabinet. Cleaning supplies and pesticides should be put away so the cat cannot investigate.
Loose wires are dangerous when it comes to a cat as they can quickly become tangled. Run all ground level extension cords, or electronic wires through PVC pipes. Put child safety caps on all electrical outlets.
For all new cats that come into my home I put them in an emptied out walk in closet. It is the perfect size for a cat safe room. With light overhead, there is ample space for the new cats needs. Plus the space between the door and the floor allows the new cat to smell the scent of the home, get used to the noises and sniff other pets.
Here is a set that I designed to show one of my adopters what a cat safe room would look like. I designed this set from products I found at chewy.com, polyvore.com Walmart.com and Target.com
The new cat should stay in the safe room for 5 days. Family members should visit with the cat. They may talk to the cat softly and allow the cat to come to them to be petted.
Here is a identification tag that I designed. I like it because of the bright colors and also because there is room for all of your pet's information.
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Here are some helpful new cat YouTube.com videos: