Hello fellow cat lovers! So i just adopted a cat, she used to live in the streets and often comes to my house (not the one i live in) and play with the securities and maids there. She comes and goes whenever she pleases, and also they dont feed her. So yesterday i came there and saw her, she's really pretty, playful and she follows me around too! I decided that im going to bring her home. I picked her up there earlier today and when she got here she wasn't as playful as she was, she wondered around the house and sleep most of the times (i think this is cause i fed her before we headed home).
anyway do you guys have any tips on taking care of her? Like how many times I should feed her? Should i give her tap or filtered water? Should i buy her a bed? Etc.
here's some pictures of her
She doesn't want to open her eyes here lol
and this is her from the back
Most Helpful Guy
At the first place, was she outside or inside?
Could be she prefer the outside.
As other people suggested, she could be
adjusting to her new home.
Remember, cats aren't pack animals
and they can be very temperamental so
that could be it, if she was "free" before.
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Most Helpful Girl
She's probably adjusting to her surroundings so she may be shy and aloof at first. Leave a bowl of dry food for her so she can eat when she wants and put water next to it.
Put her litter box somewhere separate from her food but show her where it is so she knows to use it. A bed is a good idea too but maybe put it near her food and keep both in a quiet place where she can go to feel safe (same goes with the litter box).
If there are other animals in the house it may be a good idea to confine her to one room for a few days so they can all get used to her being there. Try not to bombard her with too many guests or attention at first. Let her feel her way around/warm up to you.
I always keep dry food out at all times for my cats, and usually once a day in the morning I will give them some wet food. Some don't naturally drink a lot of water and dehydration is very very deadly for cats! But eating dry food is also essential for them to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Because she lived on the streets get her to a vet as soon as possible especially if you have other animals in the house. She could have spreadable diseases or worms that need medical attention. It's also important to keep them up to date on all shots. A proper medical examination is also key because it can be hard to tell if a cat is in pain, especially if you haven't known it for very long and don't know it's normal behaviors.
Otherwise good luck! She's very cute. Congratulations!!0