Is a cat carrier needed? There are ways of getting around this. But sooner or later you will probably find out that you need to purchase a cat carrier. So you may as well put it on your initial kitten expense list.
Let’s dive right in.
Taking a look at a Cat Carrier
That way, by putting it on the list, when you go to pick up your kitten, you’ll know that you can transport it comfortably home without the kitten being hurt.
Or causing an accident by jumping off your lap or out of your arms and distracting the person driving you home. You could even drive yourself if your kitty’s locked up safe and sound in a cat carrier!
There are many different pet carriers on the market. Choose one that fits your preference. But make sure it has enough room for a fully grown cat to be able to stand up and turn around in.
A Cat Carrier and Air Circulation
Also choose a pet carrier that allows air to circulate on all four sides. And if possible has a place to put a water dish.
You may not need a water dish in the beginning but if you purchase a cat carrier that has this feature, you’ll be ready should the need arise during your cat’s lifetime.
If you are buying two kittens, rather than just one, then one pet carrier between them is usually enough. As kittens they’ll be happiest travelling together. And as adult cats you’ll rarely be taking them anywhere at the same time.
The First Time with a Cat Carrier
When taking your kitty(s) home for the first time, put a layer of newspaper on the bottom of the pet carrier to absorb any “accidents”.
And place a blanket or towel that they are familiar with on top of this so that they feel a little more secure because they know the smell of the fabric. You should also use this set-up any other time you use the carrier throughout your cat’s life.
Practice Makes Perfect
There’s a knack to getting your adult cat into a cat carrier that comes with practice (and patience). But kittens will usually allow themselves to be placed inside one without too much resistance.
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