Childhood is an intensive learning period for cats. There are plenty of tasks and experiences they must learn, and the most important part of it is the stuff that kittens learn from their mother. Interesting fact is that kittens may learn from any cat, but experiments show certain tasks are learned much faster when they observe specifically their mother, not some random … [Read more...] about What kittens must learn from their mother?
For quite a long time cats were considered as antisocial creatures, the ones who do not crave company, the ones who walk by themselves, and as the ones, who, even if live together, are actually living "apart together". But what is the reality? Are cats solitary animals, or do they need other animals and humans by their side? First of, there are two extremes of this … [Read more...] about Are cats solitary animals? And is it dangerous to presume cats as social animals?
A reader asks us: "Hi, I have a 6-month-old male kitten, and I want a companion cat for him. Should I go for a male or a female kitten to make sure they both accept each other and become friends?" We think you should not be worried about the sex of the newly acquired kitten as it is not what determines whether both cats will get along better. Especially if it's intended … [Read more...] about Should I Get a Male or a Female Kitten As a Companion to My Resident Cat?
Caring for cat litter box is one of the most crucial parts of human - cat relationship. While, usually it does not cause problems at all, even a small bump on a road can cause things going terribly wrong, and the cat habituating eliminating outside the box. In our previous article in the series we talked about brushing your cat's coat, but now it's time to take care of his … [Read more...] about Cat Litter Box Care for Beginners
Kitten should not be scared of people at the age when he is moving to his new home (about 10 to 12 weeks of age or later). If he is, it may indicate to improper socialization, which means, he had a bad or lack of experience with humans in his early life. Good news is, you are still able to work in gaining his trust and confidence. In our previous articles, we explained how … [Read more...] about What if the New Kitten is Scared of You?
When talking about cats, the question: "which is the best cat litter?", is among the most common asked ones. In this article, we are going to answer it. We have tested the most popular cat litter types, clumping, pine, silica and absorbing cat litter, and are going to share our experience from those tests, as well as things we know and understand from eliminative behavior of … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Best Cat Litter Type
Bringing a new kitten, or even an adult cat home is stressful to all parties involved, and, unfortunately, it is not possible to eliminate it. It' s too high. In our previous article we talked about choosing the stuff your new kitten will need. Now, we want to teach you how to introduce a kitten to his new home, so the stress involved is minimized as much as possible. At … [Read more...] about How to Indtroduce a Kitten to His New Home
If you recently turned your cat into an outdoor one, you've probably had a question, whether an outdoor cat needs a litter box. To answer short, there are benefits for an outdoor cat having a litter box in the house. And definitely, if you are transitioning a cat to the life indoors, he will still need a litter box indoors. It's hard to get an outdoor cat to use a litter … [Read more...] about One Reason Why Your Outdoor Cat Needs a Litter Box
Previously we've been talking a lot about steps you should take before getting a kitten, like asking yourself whether you are ready for one, teaching you what to look for in a reputable breeder, how to make your house safe for your new kitten and several more. In this article we want to guide you through a shopping list of stuff and accessories your cat will need. We do not … [Read more...] about How to Choose Cat Accessories and Stuff Your New Pet Will Need
When buying a cat carrier, there are different sizes available at pet stores, so, logical would be a question: "How large cat carrier do I need?" We have devoted our previous articles to getting your cat to accept his carrier, and getting an unwilling cat into a carrier. Now, we want to answer the question related to the size of the carrier itself. Let's start with the … [Read more...] about What Size Cat Carrier Do You Need?