After thinking for months or years whether you’re to adopt a cat or not, you finally have your first kitty on your hands. The journey of housing a cat has come into reality, with proper communication, the right touch, your cat in no time will feel at home. (image source)
If you can follow this routine, it will only take days until your cat gets used to his new environment.
Take It Slow
Animals are often territorial, they feel uncomfortable with new place hence, it takes time for them to adopt. Normally, it takes seven to fourteen days for a cat to feel comfortable with his new environment. Instead of placing him in the middle of your living room, a lot a small space away from the eyes of the people.
Give the Same Diet
Cats hate changes, so, if you wish to switch the food your cat is currently eating, you better start slowly by making the switch over — mix new with old food before fully giving him a plate full of new food.
Set Up a Litter Box
If you are still contemplating whether you will get clay or a grass (a fine-grained litter), choose the latter, almost all of the cats prefer that. Just make sure that you clean it every day, remove the poop and fill the box with more litter. Because whenever a cat feels like his litter box is dirty, he will choose to leave his dump and just pee anywhere.
Provide Cat-Proof Items
Cats love to play around, he will appreciate it when you get him a toy to entertain himself. But even with that, your whole house is considered his playground. Make sure that your furniture is sturdy, ready to be scratched out by your cat’s sharp, little claws. Also, do not fill your house with any easy-to-break items, once your cat runs off his paws he wouldn’t care about the damages.
Engagement is necessary to each and every cat, they want to communicate with their owner and feel the affection — cats love to be petted, put that in mind. They want extra attention once they’ve already felt at home. You can notice that they will start to jump onto your lap, purr multiple times asking you to play with them or just want you to brush off their hair to remove the stuck dead hair on his skin — this clowder is in front of their owner, asking for his attention.
Make your cat transform into its independent-clingy nature with the four steps given above.