Did I mention that last week I picked up our newest family member? Maybe just once or twice..
I am absolutely in love with my little Rosie she’s so cute and we’ve not been had her a week but already I couldn’t imagine life without her, the kids adore her and love cuddling up with her or chasing her round when she’s having one of her hypo moments – she has these ALOT!
Today I’m sharing with you my new kitten checklist, I didn’t have a clue all the stuff they actually need it surprised me a little so if your thinking about getting a kitten check this out.
- First up you’ll need something to bring the little ball of fluff home in, if you had someone with you, you could get them to hold the kitten but I wouldn’t advise they are bound to be feeling a little afraid and confused so will try to get away – a pet carrier is the safest option. I got mine for £15 from Pets at home they didn’t have it online but it’s similar to this one.
- A bed for the little one and a scratching post, I really liked the look of the little house/cave type beds they look so soft and cosy but really what cats like is to be up high which is why in the end I opted for this two in one type product with a bed at the top and a scratching post to save the furniture, she really loves this she’s always playing in it or cuddled up on top snoozing – when she’s not in our laps that is!
- Obvious one Kitten food and a bowl, they do have to have the specific kitten food at first and then they’ll move on to adult food when they reach a certain weight, Rosie’s been having the Whiskas Kitten. I also got her a few bottles of there kitten milk but since talking to one of the staff in Pets at home she informed me that they don’t really need it so I wouldn’t bother again.
- Then there’s the litter tray, scoop and cat litter – very glamorous I know but unless you want one hell of a mess you’ll need it, kitten’s cannot go outside until after they have had both sets of vaccinations one is to be given at 9 weeks the other at 12 weeks that’s if you want them to be an outside cat either way you’ll need a tray.
- Some toy’s they do sleep a lot at first but when they are awake you’ll know about it! They go crazy Rosie’s favourite is one that’s attached to a stick and we dangle for her she chases it round like a loony – feather’s, a bell what more could a little kitten want!
- Lastly a good vacuum cleaner, she kicks her cat litter out all over the place so the hoover is out all the time and not to mention things like pet hair, I was sent a great vacuum from Gtech recently to try out and I love it. The AirRam K9 is suitable for all domestic pets, it is great at getting my floors clean and without a cord it really makes it convenient and quick to use.
Another thing I would advise anyone who is soon to be picking up a new kitten or any new pet for that matter is to get them booked in at the vet for a quick check up as soon as possible, they can also flea and worm them if that’s not already been done, I took Rosie down the day I picked her up so we didn’t have to worry about it again a lot of places offer a free consultation for the first visit.
I hope this has been useful to anyone thinking of or soon to be picking up a new kitten!