The food I got...I can't remember the brand, but it was gluten, corn, chicken and rice-free, which I thought was good...I didn't get vegan food because I know he hasn't been fed vegan food yet and I figured I would try to stick with what he knows for now...
i tried the World's Best Cat Litter brand. my cats refused to use it, they actually went next to the box! i agree about cats not being vegan. they are made to consume meat. it is what it is. just try to find the most healthy and "kindest" food. : )
I have two cats so I thought I would share a few things with you. As for food, I highly suggest feeding the cat wet food. My cats are not vegan, because I agree with Hazel that cats do not do thier best on a vegan diet due to thier anatomy. The brands of food I stick to are Weruva and Tiki Cat because they use quality ingredients and have little filler. I definately agree with getting a water fountain if you can, my cats love them! At pet stores they are usually 60-70$ but I got one at target for 20$ and it works great.
As for the litter, I have 2 litter boxes. I prefer the pine litter because it is not as messy and does not track all over the hosue. However, one of my cats refuses to use pine litter so I have one with Arm and Hammer clumping litter too. Both of these litters hide the smell pretty well.
Sometiemes cats have a hard time adjusting to new homes, so it might be a good idea for the first few days to keep her in one room and then gradually open up the rest of the house throughout the week. I did that with my cats and it prevented accidents outside thier litter box.
Also, cats love lazer pointers!!!
I am sure you will love the new addition to you family! Good Luck!
I have had a cat every since I can remember. So here are my best tips
1: I agree with the above poster .Start him out in your bedroom or another low traffic room for a couple of days and let him get used to this. then maybe after 3-4 days let him venture out into the rest of the house. (cats can get very wigged out if they have this whole new huge place to get used where everyone if walking back and forth including guests and making noise) so I reccommend letting them getting used to a fairly chill enviro like your room first so they don't end up hiding underneath a dresser for a week. LOL. speaking from experience.
2: I also have a Uromastx lizard who i rescued so I can also attest to this. Cats are fascinated with anything in a cage/aquarium (they think ''snack''usually) so if you can keep them out of the room with the reptiles do so because they will knock over their heat lamp /if they have a wire mesh top the cat will claw the crap out of it trying to get to your rep.
3: Cats are awesome and loving but very curious so just be sure obviously to keep any chemicals away (if you have those kind of cleaning products) or open laundry detergent powder ( I came home one day and there was laudry detergent all over my laundry room bc my cat thought it would be fun to jump onto the shelf and knock it over) My cat has issues!!!! lol
Cat is here and we're getting along quite well! He follows me everywhere I go. Cryiing a lot, but I expect that for a few days until he's used to everything. Stupid question, but how much food do you give an adult cat?! He seems quite overweight actually, and the person who I got him from says he eats a can of wet food and 2 cups of dry a day....that seems like a TON of food to me....any advice on that??
Wanted to say thank you for all the advice folks! Axl (Rose) is doing great! He responds to his new name more than his old name after two days, and is getting along great with all the reptiles, leaving the tanks alone. I've got him on a diet, since he was very overweight, which he isn't enjoying very much, but other than that, he's doing great! A great addition to the family <3