Orca has come in after being picked up as a stray. Despite being chipped no owner could be traced, so she now finds herself looking for a new forever home.
She is a dinky little girl, with a big personality. She loves to escape her pen and cheekily sneak past the staff so they can’t catch her to put her back in her pen. She is not overly keen on being picked up, but once she is back in her pen, she will ask for attention and fuss, she really gets into the head tickles once she gets them.
She can be a little naughty sometimes and if she gets overstimulated, she can have a little nip of your hand. We think this is because she gets to a point where she has just had enough and is telling you so, so it is important little signals are picked up, in case she is not comfortable.
She does like to have a good chat with anyone who comes into her pen, she clearly has a few stories to tell.
Orca will want access to the outdoors once she has settled in her new home. As we do not have any background on her, we feel a home where she is the only pet would be beneficial for her and also an adult-only environment or a family with children over 14 years old.
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.