Diggy came into WARS from a home as he wasn’t coping in a change of environment. He’s a bit of an independent older man who enjoys being around people, but he also needs some alone time probably to dream about his younger days.
Diggy has had a past of struggling with territory issues and therefore would only be suited to an adult only rural home with no other pets. He could possibly live with a suitable robust indifferent dog.
Diggy is a bit of an older gentleman who is a grump. He may eventually show a friendly loving side but only when he has built a very long trusting rapport with someone. However, for the majority of the time he will need to be a cat who just wanders around minding his own business.
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.