Bella finds herself at WARS as she was not coping after moving with her family to a new home. She is a shy girl, who has taken a couple of days to venture out to say hello to us. But now she is more settled she is happy to come out, say hi and have some fuss and head tickles. She will tell you when she has enough fuss though and is not afraid to tell you when she has had enough, so it is important that anyone meeting her understands this.
She is a little chunky at the moment, so is now starting a diet to reduce the waistline down just a little bit.
Bella can be a little nervous in some situations and prefers a nice quiet lifestyle. So because of this, she will need to be an only pet in an adult-only home. She has only ever been an indoor-only cat, so would need to stay as such in her new home.
She will need a new home that is nice a calm and quiet, with people who will be calm and patient with her and supply her with opportunities to take herself away if she is not comfortable. Her new family must understand her naughty tortie streak and understand when she asks for it she should have her own space. We do wonder if she is more comfortable around women than men.
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.