If you are getting a new cat, or moving to a new location with your cat, this checklist can help you make sure your cat is settled in and comfortable.
Cats should have a safe place to hide — whether it be in a cupboard, high on a shelf or in their favorite cardboard box. Hiding is an important natural behaviour for cats, because they are predators as well as prey.
Cats need ways to express their natural behaviours such as marking, scratching, playing and resting. By planning areas in your home where they can express these behaviours, you will have a more well-balanced cat and you won’t have to worry about kitty finding her own place to scratch or mark.
You need to also provide a sense of routine in your interactions. For many, this comes at feeding time, but you should also set aside time to play with and interact with your cat.