Cat and dog are two of among many pets that people love to be a companion with. But there is saying that it is harder to become a friend to a cat than it is to a dog because you have to gain a cat’s trust. So it takes time and love to make friend with a new cat, here are some tips for you to help you have beautiful memories with your cat.
Choose your cat carefully
It depends on your hobby to choose which kind of cat you like to pet. It is also essential to know the background of your future cat. You can buy a cat from the pet shop, adopt it from other people, or pet a lost one. The background can affect the personality and habit of your cat in many aspects. So make sure that you understand the previous condition of your cat carefully before bringing him home.
Tip to know: it is easier to make friend with the cat between two and nine weeks of age. So pet the cat during this age and you should adopt a cat from people you know well or abandoned animal center.
Start a relationship with your cat
Once you’ve chosen your cat, some initial days are essential to make your cat familiar with his new home. Make sure your cat feel comfortable, safe and secure.
Because cats are tiny compared to people, you should lower your body to them and greet them gently. Sitting or laying on the floor will make yourself more approachable to your cat.
You also should avoid staring or direct eye contact with a cat because it is considered as a threat and aggressive to many animals. At first, when you look at your cat, slowly blink your eyes a few time to show that you are friendly, not a threat to him.
Play with your cat
Once your cat is not shy at a new home and more cheerful to people, you should spend more time playing with him. This is a great way to make friend with your cat easily.
You can buy many pet toys out there that your cat will love.
A wand is an excellent toy for your cat because it provides distance between you and the cat which facilitating interaction.
A ball of wool is also a favorite toy of cats. Moreover, cat loves to play with empty boxes and bags, so prepare some big boxes like building a fake cave for him to play.
Be patient and keep calm with your cat
Maybe in the first few days, your cat will disorder your life a little bit. Poop in wrong places, break things in your house, or not eat your feeding. The beginning is hard, remember that. You should be patient and learn about your cat day by day to find what he likes or dislikes then you will have a great relationship with your cat.
Some cat rules you need to know:
Cats have sensitive ears so do not play your music too loudly.
Clean and refill your cat’s litter box every day.
Many cats don’t like strangers, so be careful when your friends visit your house.
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