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Getting a new cat home and settled into the household needn't be a stressful experience
It is important to provide them with a quiet place with everything they need, so set aside a dedicated, secure room before you collect them.
See also: Bringing a cat home
Cats prefer to toilet where it's safe and quiet. They should be able to access their litter tray without having to pass other cats.
If possible, place litter trays in different and seperate private areas of the home, away from the food and water bowls.
See also: Toileting and litter trays
Moving house can be a big deal for cats as they need to be surrounded by the familiar sights, sounds and scents of their own territory for them to feel relaxed and secure.
It is also very stressful for humans too, so some thought and careful planning will ensure it’s a smooth move for everyone.
There are two options for moving day:
Your choice should depend on your personal preference and your cat’s character.
See also: Moving home
See also: Choosing a cattery
Cats like to have different places to sleep. There is a range of cat beds available, such as igloo beds, raised beds or hammocks for the radiator as well as raised beds, perfect to perch upon. You could simply provide a cardboard box on its side with a soft blanket inside.
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