Mr Snortimer, or Piggleworth to his friends, has come into WARS from another rescue after his owner could no longer care for him. He has abit of a story to tell and has clearly been tryin to share it to much as he always sounds like he is losing his voice. He is a big, fluffy chap with a coat any other cat will be jealous of. He can be a little shy, we usually find him hiding in his bed or his scratch post, however he will happily accept fuss and chin tickles.
As Mt Snortimer has never been around other animals or children, we feel an adult only home with no other pets would be best for him. He has mostly been kept as an indoor-only cat, however, has had limited access to a garden in the past. We suspect due to this he will have no road sense, so would be best as a purely indoor-only cat.
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.