QUOTE(gotgiant @ Oct 22 2017, 11:36 AM)
any tips for 1st time to adopt fully indoor cat in a small flat.
i live alone.
what is the monthly maintenance cost for 1 kitten(cat)
do small kitten need cat tree to scratch? hutazi
and what is the procedure to adopt cat from spca. can we choose the cat breed?
As said by some here, go visit spca and paws first before adopting, find out if you are indeed a cat person or something else... Don't want after adopting then need to return as find out not a cat person...
My advise, some may disagree with me.. For adoption with spca and paws...
Get yourself a cage... Spca and paws cat are cage trained.. Get those 2 feet wide and as high as you can take in your home... Maybe 2 ft X 2.5ft X 4ft with platform for the cat to perch... Those think around RM200 can get already.
Get 1 water bowl and 1 food bowl. And a litter box that can fit inside the cage... Others stuff can get later on such as toys, sratching tree 2nd litter box and others.. Standby a small bag of litter to see what your cat may like. Here maybe another RM50-100 for bowl litter and litter box.
Buy a cat carrier if you want something special. If not you can get one from spca or paws during the trip to adopt.
A visit to a neighbourhood pet shop will get you all this at less than RM500.
On the day you go adopt, bring a small container.
Go to the shelter and play around and choose the cat that you like.. Don't be greedy, start with 1 and not adopt more. Once decided, then do paperwork... Ask for the shelter to give you food for few days with the container you bring along. Also find out what they are feeding the cat. If you have no carrier can buy from the shelter, if you already have then pack your cat and remember your container of food as well.
Once reach home, put the cat in the cage with a bowl of water and some food you carry back in the container. Don't let it out straight away, let it stay there for 1-2 hours to destress from being taken into a new home. Play with it if you want to but keep it inside the cage until you notice it's look OK. After 1-2 hours then open the cage door BUT don't take the cat out. Let it come out naturally and let it's start to explore it's new home. Take your time. Cat take time to get used to new places up to 1-2 weeks depending on cat.
Cat take time to bond. With a cage the cat know it's have its own space in the house that is all his.
1st step done, then its further shopping time for cat food, wet and dry food, litter, sratching stuff, toys, collar.
Yeah, if possible when adopt ask the shelter to let you keep the collar of the cat you adopt as a stress up cat not easy to take off and put a new collar. Just buy that collar from the shelter. Finally remember to bring cash to the shelter for adoption charges and also whatever they try to sell to you to help you along... Like carrier, food, toys, bowl..
Happy adopting... Hope don't bored you with long write-up.