Jammy has just come into WARS due to a change in accommodation for his previous owner.
He is a bit shy at the moment, choosing to hide in his bed. However, he is eating well and enjoying some nice head tickles from our staff to help him settle in.
He has long, luscious fur, which will require some grooming to keep away any matts. As he is still settling in, we have not done this with his yet, however we will start to desensitise him once he is feeling more comfortable.
Jammy will want a home where he is the only pet. He loves to be outdoors, so once he has settled in, he will want to venture outside to explore his surroundings. For this reason, a rural home or a home away from busy roads would be the best thing for him.
He is unsure about younger children, so we think an adult only home or with older teenage children would be best for him.
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.