Before you look at some Russian blue kittens for adoption, make sure that you are committed to taking good care of your pet for the rest of its life. Verify in advance whether you are allowed to keep pets if you are living in an apartment. It would be a pity if you will be required to give up your pet after you have bonded. Make sure that you can make modifications to your home, your yard and fence to ensure the safety of your Russian blue kitten.
Important things you need to consider before adopting a Russian blue kitten
- Russian blue kittens are affectionate and lovable pets but the first time you bring it home makes them feel quite uneasy. Russian blues are rather cautious and timid with strangers, do it a favor and provide the kitten with his own space until it becomes comfortable with the new abode.
- Make sure that there is a comfortable place for the kitten to sleep. Prepare a litter box it can use. You owe your cat some sense of privacy when he performs his personal needs like you do. Don’t forget to clean the litter box regularly because Russian blue cats are quite fastidious with the cleanliness of their litter box.
- Cats are territorial but Russian blue cats can get along well if you other pets. Make sure though that your pet has its own comfortable space where it will feel safe.
- Russian blue cats share many characteristics with its ancestors. It is intelligent with quick senses but it can be startled by strange sounds like vacuum cleaner. When your pet becomes highly stressed, take it to a place that is calm and quiet.
- Russian blue kittens love to play and it might demand your attention. In order to have a good relationship with your pet, be prepared to make an effort to show your love.
- Cats love to scratch on things and it may include your sofa, the legs of your coffee table and other fixtures. Cats do not have to be declawed; provide it with an acceptable scratching area made of corrugated cardboard. Wrap the cardboard around a post and encourage the cat to extend itself upwards to scratch. Russian blue cats quickly understand this idea.
- Cats love to explore and you may soon find it on top of your kitchen cabinets. Make sure there is nothing breakable that can be damaged when knocked off.
- A kitten can easily slither through holes; make sure ductworks are covered so that you do need not have to extract the cat.
- Make sure that other family members are amenable to the idea of having a cat. Not all people have a fondness for pets.
- It may take days or even weeks for the cat to adjust to his new home and human companions. Be patient because the cat needs to be familiar with the surroundings to make it feel more secure.
When your Russian blue cat has adjusted to you and the family, you are bound to gain a loving companion for life.