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Am I all ready?!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Cluckcluck1215, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Am I all ready to get a kitten?list of things I have below.

    Food.
    Water bowl.
    Food bowl.
    Pillow.
    Bed.
    Toys.
    ID tag.
    Vet.
    ER kit.
    Brush.
    Comb.
    Ticking clock in case she is lonely.

    Do I have everything I need?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Money for vaccinations and spay/neuter?
    And you need a few litter boxes, litter, and a scoop.
     
  3. Garjzla

    Garjzla Overrun With Chickens

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    You'll need multiple litter boxes, and help from your parents to get him or her vaccinated and spayed/neutered, or else you could bring more cats into the world, as in, more cats that don't get homes.

    You also need quality food, and lots of time to train your cat and get it situated.

    Other than that, you should be good.
     
  4. Great!i have litter boxes and that stuff.at least $200 in my piggie bank.so I think I'm all set.thanks.
     
  5. Garjzla

    Garjzla Overrun With Chickens

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    Trust me, a cat will cost you a LOT more than $200. Because as they get older they start peeing on everything and having many health issues, but they're definitely worth it, and your parents should help you if you don't have enough money for all of the vet bills.

    Also, remember to never give it milk! Unless it's from your cattle, milk is usually very bad for cats.
    And, I've learned that cats don't like having their litter boxes covered, so I'd recommend not covering it, and not sticking it in a corner. Because cats like marking things, and aren't fond of having to sit in a corner and urinate instead of feeling like they're marking their territory.
    At least that is all that I've heard and learned.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The average spay/neuter surgery can cost between $200 to $400. It is not cheap.
     
  7. Garjzla

    Garjzla Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, I can agree on that.
    Though, some vets do it for free. But expect nothing cheap from a cat.
     
  8. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    You don't have a name
     
  9. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    For my kittie, I just have Walmart cat food, a water dish and flea medication. the spaying was 100$ or so ,') She pees outside... and has a VERY happy life :3
     
  10. Garjzla

    Garjzla Overrun With Chickens

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    I would also recommend getting your cat from a pound, so you can save a life!
     

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