Gizmo has come into WARS as a stray.
He is a chunky cheeked chap, who is a little unsure of his new surroundings at the moment. If we go in his pen, we can see his sad eyes and chubby cheeks peering at us from his igloo bed, unsure whether it is ok to come out on not. Whilst he is hiding away, he is still happy to have some fuss and tickles, no one can resist those cheeks. He is also slowly starting to take treats from us, so he is gaining confidence every day.
Whilst he is shy, there is no aggression shown, and with some time and patience, we are sure he will soon start venturing out to meet new people and to start enjoying his new life.
Gizmo is a shy chap, so we think a nice calm, quiet, adult-only home with no other pets would be best for him.
He will want a home experienced with a cat, who are willing to give him some time and space to settle in and understand that he is now safe and loved.
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.