How to prepare for a new pet?
Congratulations! Soon your home will be blessed with a small (or not so small) kurilian bobcat! He will bring a lot of happiness, love, movement and a bit of worrying. Although you won't have to worry as much if you prepare for the cat correctly.
Things you should have/buy before bringing home your kitten
Food ( It would be great if at first, you would feed him the same food he was fed while at the cattery )
Bowls for food and water
Cushion mat ( It would be great if you would bring a piece of fur or material that has the smell of its mother, brothers or sisters and put it in the kittens sleeping area because he would feel safer )
Litter box ( The best would be if it is the one he or she is accustomed to, but they usually get used to new boxes quickly )
Litter ( You can ask your breeder to give you litter that was used before ) Comb
Transportation box ( It will be needed not only for the trip home, but also for trips to the vet or anywhere else )
Before bringing home your kitten look closely if your home is safe for your new curious pet or if he won't cause any damage while playing:
Is there enough space for him to run around and play?
Are there any places he could get stuck in?
Is there a possibility of him getting into the balcony and falling out?
Will the kitten be able to reach of any poisonous plants?
Are there any valuables he could break or damage?
Are any open wires?
Are there any unstable objects he could knock over?
How to act when the new pet arrives?
Firstly, the kids will need to be prepared for the new pet. They need to know that the new kitten is not a toy, you can't pull him around, harm or cause any pain. He is a living being with the right to get some peace and rest.
When the kitten arrives don't be in a hurry to pet him. Give him some space to get used to the new home and to find a safe space.
Show him where his litter box is a couple of times.
If there are any other animals, especially any older animals - think about how you are going to introduce them.