When deciding to buy a Scottish Fold kitten, future owners should understand that together with a kitten they take a very big responsibility. A kitten is a living creature that requires attention, proper care, nutrition and, of course, affection. This is a full-fledged member of the family who will be by your side together for many years.
When you decide to purchase a kitten from TDS cattery, you as the buyer, undertakes:
- Providing the kitten with food and accommodation throughout its life;
- Providing the kitten with veterinary care and timely treatment;
- Avoid keeping the kitten in near open windows or air conditioners. It is necessary to provide the animal with a dry and warm room. Keeping a kitten on the street or in a cage is a violation of the contract; (We will be keeping communications open while the kitten is getting settled in their new home)
- Do not allow the kitten to go outside and walk on its own;
- Do not remove its claws and teeth;
- Do not take the kitten to a shelter, pet store or laboratory for research;
- Surround the animal with care, affection and attention from the moment you welcome them into your home.
It is very important for us to give the kitten into the caring hands of responsible and loving owners. If you are that person and up for the job, our fluffy, purring kittens are waiting for you.
What does a kitten need
- Feeding bowls
- House litter tray (always add +1 for the amount of cats you have)
- Scoop for cleaning the tray
- Scratching post
- Nail trimmers
- Brush and comb
- Shampoo (it should match your pet’s coat type)
- Toys (balls, mice, fluffs, etc.)
- Veterinary first aid kit
How to help a kitten adapt
1. Make your kitten feel at home
Ask the breeder for something that the kitten is used to: bedding, a toy. The familiar scent will soothe him and make him feel at ease with you.
2. Use the old tray filler
Ask the breeder what kind of litter was in the kitten’s tray. So you are more likely to accustom the animal to the toilet in the new house.
3. Let the kitten live in the same room for the first time
For the first couple of days and nights, do not let the animal go anywhere beyond one room, preferably the one where you yourself spend most of your time. Here, albeit temporarily, there should be a tray, food, a house, bedding, toys.
4. Gradually familiarize yourself with the apartment
After the first week, let the kitten walk around the apartment, opening new rooms for him over and over again. Do not interfere with the animal to explore the territory, but make sure that he does not climb where he does not need to.
5. If the kitten is hiding, do not get it out of hiding
Due to stress, the animal may seek refuge under the sofa or somewhere else . Give him time to calm down, and he will get out of there.
6. Do not impose your society on a kitten
At first, do not take the animal in your arms without his initiative. Ask household members not to squeeze the kitten and once again not to frighten him with loud sounds.
7. Don’t touch the animal too often
Even in the game it is better to use lures on a long rope. Until the kitten adapts to the new home, the smell of your hands, as well as sudden movements, can frighten him.
8. Do not scold or punish the kitten
If he went to the toilet in the wrong place or used one of your things instead of a toy, don’t get mad at the kitten. Cats feel human emotions well, so you will only set the animal against you.
How to keep your kitten safe
- Do not leave windows and balconies open
- Remove plants and flowers that can poison the kitten
- Hide medicines, household chemicals and cosmetics
- Clear all food off the table
- Protect your kitten from open flames and objects that could burn or injure him.