It doesn’t take much to keep a kitten happy and healthy—just some scrumptious food… and your undying affection will do.
You open your hand to find a little fluffy lump that whimpers piteously and presses its nose into your palm. What does he want? Eat, it is obvious! Before coming into your home, the mother cat looked for the young kitten’s nutritional needs by nursing him and giving him her milk. You will now have to take on the role of “cat mom.” And this entails conducting an in-depth analysis of the components that make up the “children’s” menu of the cat and coming up with a diet for the four-legged scraps. In point of fact, just like young toddlers, young kittens need to eat properly in order to build up their strength and continue to develop.
Is there going to be an itty-bitty meow in your home any time soon? Prepare yourself! Obtain everything you require, and give some consideration to the food of the pussycat.
When you welcome a small fluffy miracle into the house, you should expect to hear a lot of excited exclamations and be showered with affection. On the other hand, this comes with a new set of responsibilities as well as worries. Create a shopping and to-do list ahead of time to ensure that nothing important gets overlooked.
Things You Should Prepare For A New Kitty Coming Home
The itty-bitty mewling has to find its proper home. There is a wide variety of homes, couches, sofas, baskets, and feather beds available for cats, catering to every imaginable taste and price point. It does not matter what the housing for the kitten is made of, as long as it is simple and easy to clean. Fabric, wicker, or another material could be used.
In addition to that, make sure to remember to buy:
- scratching post (sometimes it is located on the wall of the house);
- two bowls: for food (smaller) and for water (larger);
- comb for wool;
- claw cutting;
- tray – small, with low sides;
- filler for the tray, as well as two scoops for cleaning it: with and without holes;
- toys: rag mice, rubber balls;
- carrying (it is necessary – after all, the kitten will need to be taken for vaccinations).
- Children’s menu: all-inclusive
Make a decision regarding the type of food that the infant will consume: ready-made food or “natural” food. If you decide to go with the first choice, make sure you don’t let laziness prevent you from researching the many brands of cat food available online and consult with “cat lovers” you know who have experience with the food you’re considering buying.
As a general rule, each producer has a “baby” market section; thus, before settling on a manufacturer, you should first purchase a single package of food that is intended solely for puppies or kittens.
Do you feel like preparing food for the cat by yourself? Then, plan the meal ahead of time; after all, the infant needs to consume a diet that is nutritionally sound (and it is recommended to feed him 5 times a day up to 4-5 months).
Do not overlook the need of purchasing vitamin and mineral supplements. Plant wheat or oats in advance: cats enjoy gnawing on freshly cut grass. Sow wheat or oats.