Cats are a superb specimen of physical power, mental awareness, and tactile agility amongst domesticated animals. Cats are very common house pets and there are many in the streets when active. You need to learn to live inside with them. Cats are very intelligent, yet they can be hardheaded.
Keep your cat occupied by making your own dangly toys. Using soft cotton rope, cut a length of about two feet. Tie a knot at one end. Tie another knot about three inches from the opposite end. Unravel the rope below this knot. Attach the rope to the back of a kitchen chair for your cat to play.
Avoid being kept awake by your cat romping through the house at night. When you first get your kitten, establish a habit of putting it to bed in a comfortable crate with a nice bed, litter box, food and water at night. If you start this early, your cat will appreciate having its own safe, cozy room.
It can be tricky to keep a cat off the kitchen counters. They love being above everything so that they can watch it all. Give them an alternative. Sometimes strategically placing a tall cat tower near your kitchen will help.
Do not flush clumpable litter in your toilet. This can lead to problems with your plumbing. Instead just lift the clumps and dispose of them in a trash bag. Don’t forget, moisture is what makes the litter clump in the first place! Avoid doing that to your pipes and just dispose of it properly.
Cats like to chase birds and catch them. This helps cats to build and deliver crucial hunting skills. But what if you have an indoor cat? You can find cat toys at the pet store that will help you simulate a bird flying around. Your cat will love it, and love you for it.
If your cat has to have a surgery such as being spayed or neutered, they will need rest when they come home. It is hard to keep a cat from jumping up on furniture, but necessary to avoid pulling out stitches. Designate an area in your house for your cat to recuperate where they will be less likely to injure themselves, until they are healed enough to roam free.
Cats like to be high up to see the surrounding area. A cat will only be happy if you give it a safe spot to look over everything. You do not need a big cat tree in the living room; simply provide a solid shelf next to a window. Make it extra comfortable by adding a blanket or cushion.
When your cat has kittens, it can be tempting to get rid of them as soon as possible, but you should wait a reasonable amount of time. A kitten needs to learn a few things from mom before going off into the world alone, so give him six weeks to learn all he can.
Eventually, you’ll get the hang of outsmarting your cat. After awhile they will realize what limits have been placed upon them. Although it may be difficult to train a cat, in actuality they are just as likely to be well-behaved and trained as your typical dog.