Cats are wonderful pets. Those tiny furry killers make our life a little more fun. We all enjoy to watch them on Youtube and social media, but actually owning a cat is a bit different. But before you decide to get a cat, there are a few thing you must know.
First of all, you need to prepare a head. A cat, as any living creature, has its own needs. You need to prepare your house and even your routine before bring it home. You need to keep in mind that you are adopting a cat, you cannot expect it to behave like a dog. This means that meanwhile a dog has to be walked and will play catch in the park; a cat will need playtime at home and time to practice its hunting skills.
Playtime is very important for a cat. The good news is that they will enjoy playing with absolutely everything. If something moves under a sheet or acts live a prey, your cat will go full hunting mode even if it’s only a ball of paper. The sky is the limit when it comes to toys, you just have to get creative and find out what does your cat like most.
Slowly you’ll realize that your home will become more cat friendly as the days go by. For example, cats need to scratch. They don’t want to ruin your furniture, scratching is a need for relieving stress and marking territory. The solution for this problem is actually very simple: get a scratching post, or even better, do it yourself! Scratching posts come in many sizes and forms and it is very easy to make your own. A simple piece of pvc pipe filled with some rocks and covered with rope can be a great option for your little kitten.
Keep in mind
Another good thing to keep in mind is that fur will be found everywhere. You have to know that your favorite sofa (or your bed) will be the best place to nap for your cat. It is comfy, warm and smells like you. Upholstery cleaner will become your best friend to keep your furniture clean and (almost) fur free.
And finally we have the litter box. This magic box will keep the poop away from your carpet. Make sure to place it somewhere where your cat feels comfortable using it and clean it once a day. Cats can be a little messy with the litter, but it is a small price to pay for a poop-less carpet.