Colin has come into WARS as a stray.
He is another chubby-cheeked chap, who is a little unsure of what is going on right now.
He can get quite confused about how he needs to behave around his new human friends. He is a bug head butter, bumping into your legs when you go into his pen, simply demanding some attention or food or BOTH! However, he does get quite overwhelmed with emotions when he has fuss and can have a mad moment, running around his pen, knocking into things, and exerting some energy. In a confined space this can be overwhelming, however, he soon calms down and settles back down to chill.
We think he just does not know how to be aorund people, he wants fuss but can find it rather overwhelming.
Colin will need an adult-only home, with no other pets. An experienced and patient home would be best for him, to allow him time to grow in some confidence and learn about his new surroundings and family.
He will want access to the outdoors, once he has settled in, so a home away from any busy roads would be 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.