Types of cats: what you need to know about pets
Cats are cute, sociable and unpretentious pets. With the right approach to their content, these animals can become excellent friends.
The content of cats is an important issue for everyone who is going to purchase this animal. The future owner should be ready to take care of the cat, give at least half an hour a day to his pet. Before introducing the kitten to its new home, it is necessary to think over many details.
Decide where the corner of the pet will be. This should not be a passing place: the corridor is unlikely to be suitable for such purposes. The kitten's house should be located where there is little noise, there are no sharp smells and there are no drafts. Ideal place - living room or bedroom. In the room where the kitten will live, it should not be dark, and it should at least sometimes be ventilated.
Preparation of housing
The first days in the new house are stress for the kitten. It is worth to be careful and attentive to it. Consider the characteristics of the pet, which belongs to a particular species of cats. Do not overdo it with hugs and games - let the animal get used to you, your smell. This requires at least a few days. The pet will learn, study the objects at home. Best of all, if by this time the apartment will be prepared.
Preparation is to remove all dangerous items: wires, sharp things, cracks, where you can get through. The less such places remain, the safer your kitten is. Under the influence of stress, cats often hide. Try to minimize the number of places you can not climb to get a pet. You can leave the cupboard open, putting a lot of your things on the bottom. Cats like wool sweaters and sweaters or just "fluffy" fabrics. Surrounded by such things, the animal will quickly love your smell, and will feel comfortable. It is very good if soft clothing is at hand when the kitten is lonely or sad. Cats mnut her paws, growling and calming down this way. These things remind them of a master who is kind and gentle with them.
Health is a special topic. It is necessary to constantly monitor the state of health of the pet: how he eats, goes to the toilet, does not drop too much hair. It is recommended to visit the veterinary clinic once a year and vaccinate. It's not cheap, but it's much better than letting your cat get sick.
Sterilization is a stage in the life of every domestic cat. When the kittens mature, they begin the period of sexual development. The pet feels bad, especially if there are no other cats with whom he could communicate and make offspring. If your plans do not cross - make sure the cat is sterilized or castrated (if it's a cat).
Do not worry about social adaptation of the animal after the operation. Those cats who walk on the street and communicate with other pets, it does not hurt at all.
Breeds and their features
Different breeds of cats have their own history. The nature of the pet can depend not only on its owner, but also on the breed. So, there are varieties of cats for those who like to travel. These cats normally tolerate loneliness and always find what to do without a host.
They well tolerate the seclusion of mei-kun and Abyssinian cats, these breeds are very intelligent and capable of solving various everyday tasks.
There are varieties of cats for people who lead a sedentary lifestyle, are constantly at home. Such a pet just will not let you get bored: standing games, talking with an animal and much more are just a small part of what the owner expects. From such breeds - Siamese, Egyptian Mao.
Mei-kuns and exotic breeds
This breed is the largest in size. In weight such cats can reach up to 18-20 kg. Mei-kuns easily cope with the opening of doors, boxes, etc. Leaving this cat alone at home, the owner can not be afraid, even if he forgot to get food for him.
There are also those who think that for comfort and coziness rare cats will do. It's about very expensive breeds that are bred by crossing wild cats. Such pets usually outwardly resemble tiny white leopards or cougars. Despite their pedigree, these cats can be very arrogant in nature and do not get along with you. Therefore, it is worth to be attentive to the reaction of the kitten when you choose it.
Rare breeds include exot and Bengal cat. The price of such kittens is very high (from 5000 to 50 000 rubles.) And does not always justify itself.
Homeless animals, often picked up and taken to their homes, are often more kind and gentle than thoroughbred animals. Such a cat remembers what life she had before, so she appreciates the owner, his concern.
Often there are homeless cats, which in the genus had thoroughbred specimens, so they can look pretty pretty.
Communication with the pet
Many people say that cats are treated. But in fact - this is often a question of auto-suggestion. Rumbling of a beloved animal can calm you, you can listen to it endlessly. In general, cat rumbling means at the same time a lot of things: animals do it when they feel good, restless or hurts something. For them, this process is a protective reaction to the stimulus, which helps to recover faster. Therefore, be attentive to the behavior of your pet and do not treat its reaction in the same way.
In cats, as in humans, wisdom comes with age. It does not depend on the variety of cats. If your pet is embarrassed by the consumer attitude - be sure, with age it will pass. When the cat becomes wiser, she will begin to appreciate you more.
If you decide to have a kitten, be prepared to face a number of difficulties. Care, treatment, cleaning up an animal, playing with it takes a lot of time, so the owner should be ready to spend it. When choosing an animal, pay attention to its behavior, the way it looks at you. Homeless cats or thoroughbreds - it does not really matter if you are looking for a friend and companion in your pet.