Cats often surprise their owners with strange habits. Some refuse to drink from a bowl, but stubbornly attack the tap. Others arrange the most rigorous test drive for fillers. Still others act like an alarm clock in the middle of the night, suddenly deciding to knead their feet on their master’s belly. But if you delve into the matter, we will find that many of the “strange” habits are not at all strange. These are echoes of instincts that in the wild save feline lives. For example, do you know why a cat is burying a bowl of food? If not, we will tell you about it!
Cats are great hunters. But even ideal predators have bad days. In the wild, cats do not always come back from hunting carrying prey in their teeth. Sometimes they come with nothing. For such cases, in order not to die of starvation, cats create reserves for themselves. After a successful hunt, they bury the remnants of food – so deep that other predators did not smell it. Continue reading
Weaning is the transfer of a kitten to self-feeding and adaptation to life without a cat mom. The most favorable for this is considered the age of 10-12 weeks. By this moment, the kitten can already do without mother’s milk, independently walks into the cat’s tray and licks, and its psyche is stable enough to move to a new place without harm.
How to prepare a kitten for this difficult event?
Switching to self-catering
In the first days of kittens’ life, the cat feeds them with a special “primary milk” – Colostrum, which contains a large amount of antibodies (especially IgA and IgG) and contributes to the development of their own immunity. Under normal conditions, kittens continue to feed on breast milk for up to 1.5 months. Continue reading
Cats do not like changing habitats, long-distance transportation is a real test for them, and for the fragile psyche of kittens – this is a traumatic event. But sometimes it is impossible to avoid this, and for such a case you need to remember some nuances and rules.
So that the pet can normally move the transportation, the main thing is that he is healthy. If your kitten shows any signs of malaise, it must first be examined and cured, and only then transported.
But even if the pet is completely healthy, one should not forget about preventive procedures. You will need to drive away the external and internal parasites (fleas, ticks, worms), as well as vaccinate the kitten. At the same time, information about all procedures should be entered in the veterinary passport, and from the moment of vaccination to the trip must pass at least 30 days and no more than 11 months. Continue reading