Purchases To Make
Your kitten will need you to make a few purchases before she/he arrives.
A heavy ceramic bowl is best or a stainless steal bowl
Please choose a large ceramic bowl for your kittens water. Or make a pet water fountain purchase
Our cats love their beds. Any type of warm, inviting bed will suit your kitten. Hooded beds are loved by many younger kittens as they offer security
Look for a strong, well crafted cat pole with good stability. Cats prefer poles with sisal roping and hammocks. Cat Tree King of Australia have the best cat poles in the country. They are sturdy, large and cats love them. https://cattreeking.com.au
Your kitten has been raised on Horse and Pony Pellets for a natural litter source. You can use Chook Pellets, Breeders Choice or Cats Best Oko Plus. All of these litters are organic friendly and your kitten should have no issues using any of them. The next best to try are the wood pellet litters.
Cat Litter Tray x 2
You will need a minimum of 2 litter trays per cat. High sided (30cm) is ideal. We use large clear and coloured plastic storage tubs. Our tubs are around 60cm long x 40cm wide x 30cm deep.
Toys are always going to be needed. Some toys will need to be put away after play. Please check the safety aspects of the toys you choose. Also monitor your kitten for signs of digesting parts of toys. ie: the pollyfill stuffing. This can be eaten and cause gut blockages.
Feeding Your Kitten Commercial Food
There are a number of very good reasons for feeding a commercial wet food diet.
- Commercial food provides accurate vitamins, nutrients and minerals per serve. There is no guess work or maths needed to ensure your kitten is gaining a balanced diet for maximum growth and health when they need it most.
- Commercial foods are fast and easy to serve, where meal preperation time may be an issue in some busy households.
- Commercial foods can be left down for longer than raw meals as they are processed not to breed bacteria
We feed Royal Canin kitten tins. Fancy Feast kitten tins.
Meal Size: Give 1/2 a tin morning and night
Please be very aware that a sudden change in your kittens diet can result in an upset tummy. Cats and kittens only produce stomach enzymes to break down the foods they are used of eating. When you change their food, you need to be aware that they do not have the necessary stomach enzymes to process the new food.
Slow food changes are advised if you choose to change their diet.
Do not change their diet in the first 4 weeks of joining you. This is a high stress time in their young lives and a food change will add more unnecessary stress.
If you do wish to change their diet then add 10% new food to 90% old food for a few days. Then 20% new food to 80% old food for the next few days. Continue to add more new and decrease the old food. A food change is best done over 2 weeks.
Leave dry food down for your kitten 24/7. Kittens do not tend to over eat. They do burn off energy fast and will need to replenish after a big play. Please note the packet will suggest you feed biscuits in a meal size portion. This does not work well with a Bengal as their energy levels will peak and trough throughout the day.
They are very good at regulating their own food intake and really only eat when they are hungry or need a top up.