BlueyedBabyz Purebred Ragdolls
Because your new kitten is going to be stressed by leaving his mom, brothers, sisters, and the surroundings he is used to, you will want to give him as much security as possible to make this transition the easiest, smoothest, and fastest way you know how..
If you want your kitten to bond with you or maybe your children, it is that bedroom you will want to confine your kitten to for 7 days and NO less. It will take the kitten this much time to feel somewhat secure with his food, water, litter box, scratching post , and you .
After the 7 days , you may open the door and let the kitten venture out on his own. He will be inclined to follow you and stay by you until he feels more secure in this huge and new environment.
A cat or kitten doesn't need a lot of space to run and play in. He needs the security of small places.
If your kitten is very social (and some are a little more outgoing than others in the beginning,) you may carry your new kitten around with you. He can look around but still be secure in your arms. I would not do this at least until maybe the 3rd or 4th day home with you.
If you have other cats, when you open this door, the older cats and kitten will already have been acquainted by smelling each other under the door.
Older cats may hiss at the new baby and you, because they are frightened by the strange new smell of the baby. They are not hissing at the new baby, but the unfamiliar smell. You have the new kitten's smell on you, so your older cat may hiss at you.
If you realize this, you won't be so inclined to think that your older cat is jealous of the kitten. This is a fallacy that many believe, but it is not so. The resident cat is just not identifying with the new smell. In 7 days he will have gotten used to the new odor of this kitten. When you open the door to let the baby venture out, the initial introduction should go smoothly.
Always have one more litter box than you have cats, and watch that the older cat is not chasing the baby or pouncing on him as he comes out of the litter box. If this happens, the kitten will be afraid to go into the box from that point on. Thus, you will have a litter box problem with the new baby.
Do not remove the bedroom litter box until you know the kitten is not using it at all anymore. It may take a year. But if you scoop your boxes every day, you should not have an odor in your bedroom or in your house. Also, do not move the litter box once the kitten has learned where it is, as this causes confusion and he may go where the litterbox "used" to be--again, creating bad litter habits.
WHAT WE USE HERE AT BLUEYED BABYZ:
Be sure you pick up all of your new kitten's essentials before bringing him home..
**Litter box, scoop, and clumping litter**
We keep it simple and clean here at Blueyed Babyz. We use plastic uncovered AND covered litterboxes with unscented clumping clay litter. This is what they are used to and an instant change could cause your new baby to be confused and cause him to stop using the litterbox. You may change to your own choice of unscented litter, but please do it gradually. It is extremely important to keep the litter clean, scoop at least twice a day. Failure to do so could lead to bad potty habits.
** Royal Canin food***
(we on occasion mix in some different foods, please ask about food choices for your babies.)
If you should choose to change your new baby's food PLEASE ask how to do this. There is a process on how to do it to ensure your kitten doesn't get diarrhea and turned off to the new food. Though I STRONGLY suggest leaving them on this food. They are almost never sick on this and it has all the essential nutrients kittens/cats need.
If you want to buy some kitty treats, I recommend:
Halo Liv-A-Littles Chicken Breast Treats!!
**A collar with a bell(this helps know where baby is & it looks cute!)
**Food & water dishes
Fresh water is very important to the health of your baby.
Don't forget to bring a cat carrier when picking up your BlueyedBabyz ragdoll!!
**A brush to keep their hair glossy
**Lots and lots of toys!!
Please never leave feathered toys unattended. As the feather quills have been known to splinter in cats' throats. Be very careful with any toys having strings or small things on them that can be injested--these could prove to be fatal or a huge vet bill if not monitored carefully.
Scratching posts and towers are a fun and entertaining way for your baby to get exercise. These also help deter them from scratching on your furniture and carpet. (We use sisel rope & corrugated cardboard scratchers.)