Beatrix & Geraldine have come into WARS as sadly their owner passed away. They are a little shy, but a lovely natured girls.
They are a little overweight so are currently on a diet to try and shed a few grams. Currently, this is tricky as they like to hide and huddle together in their bed, accepting head tickles, so getting them up to exercise is not their most favourite thing in the world.
They do currently accept head tickles and has been comfortable being handled by our vet, with no issues. They would make a nice calm addition to a quiet, loving retirement home.
We do not have much information about Beatrix and Geraldine, however from what we do know we feel they would be best in an adult-only home. They will want a nice calm house to live in, where they have time to settle. They will need someone who will help keep their weight down and not feed them too many treats, no matter how much they give you the sad eyes.
They have lived with another cat previously, so possibly could again, as long as they were calm and docile and known to be ok living with another cat. They would not want to be in a home with a dog.
We do not know if they have had access to the outdoor previously, they do strike us as homebodies, so if they were to go outside, a home away from busy roads is best.
It is important to give your cat time and space to settle in to their new home. Do not flood your new cat with too many experiences too soon. It is very tempting to show off your new addition to family and friends, but try to resist as much as you can. It is better to take things quietly and slowly – let them learn and get used to their new home environment first, building up trust levels and confidence. Make sure you provide safe places for them to hide, along with litter trays and scratch posts. Most importantly, your new addition will need to know where their litter tray, food and water are.
Have toys available to play with so once settled they can exhibit natural behaviours. Play time, along with grooming can help develop the bond between you and your new addition. Ensure you keep your cats indoors for a number of weeks before letting them out, allowing them time to settle and understand this is their new home.
We do advise that you do keep your cats up to date with flea and worm treatments, along with their yearly booster. Don’t forget to update the chip if you move.