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The exotic Indian land is known for its diverse variety of wildlife. Some of the most unique categories of Flora and Fauna can be found across the country. Blessed with such beautiful living creatures in our Planet, it becomes our duty and responsibility to protect their habitat and conserve their lives. Wildlife conservation in India is a major issue of concern. Needless to say, the sustenance of Human life is dependent on proper nourishment and well being of the wildlife. It's a vicious natural cycle that has been on since time immemorial.
|General Cat Care #1: Before You Bring Your Cat Home|
|You will need food, food dish, water bowl, interactive toys, brush, comb, safety cat collar, scratching post, litter and litter box.|
|General Cat Care #2: Feeding|
|An adult cat should be fed one large or two smaller meals each day. Kittens from 6 to 12 weeks need to be fed four times a day. Kittens from three to six months need to be fed three times a day. You can either feed specific meals, throwing away any leftover canned food after 30 minutes or free-feed dry food (keeping food out all the time).|
Feed your cat a high-quality, brand-name kitten or cat food (avoid generic brands) two to three times a day. Kittens can be fed human baby food for a short time if they won’t eat kitten food softened by soaking in warm water. Use turkey or chicken baby food made for children six months and older. Gradually mix with cat food. Cow’s milk is not necessary and can cause diarrhea in kittens and cats. Provide fresh, clean water at all times. Wash and refill water bowls daily.
The beautiful Tiger is one endangered animal, the loss of which would not only disturb the food chain but will also make us devoid of such a wonderful endowment by Mother Nature. Maintaining the ecological balance, Tigers are an important part of the ecosystem. Tiger Conservation in India is given much consideration and acknowledgment by both the government and the masses. This is a known fact that a healthy Tiger population is representative of the holistic well being of the forest. Thanks to this carnivorous animal, it helps in keeping a regular check on the number of herbivores in the wild. However, human interference and loss of suitable habitat are making the species endangered. Hence, various initiatives are being taken towards Tiger conservation in India. Project Tiger is a dedicated effort towards protecting the natural tiger habitat and preserving areas of biological importance. This project has protected many habitats since 1973 and still continues to do so.
|General Cat Care #3: Grooming|
|Most cats stay relatively clean and rarely need a bath, but they do need to be brushed or combed. Frequent brushing helps keep your cat’s coat clean, reduces the amount of shedding and cuts down on the incidence of hairballs|
|General Cat Care #4: Handling|
|To pick up your cat, place one hand behind the front legs and another under the hindquarters. Lift gently. Never pick up a cat by the scruff of the neck (behind the ears) or by the front legs without supporting the rear end.|
|General Cat Care #5: Housing|
|Cats should have a clean, dry place of their own in the house. Line your cat’s bed with a soft, warm blanket or towel. Be sure to wash the bedding often. Please keep your cat indoors. If your companion animal is allowed outside, he can contract diseases, get ticks or parasites, become lost or get hit by a car, hurt in a fight or poisoned. Also, cats prey on wildlife.|
The beautiful Big Cat is facing the danger of extinction. The population of tigers in India has reduced significantly over the past decade. Along with several efforts by the government to protect and conserve this endangered species, it is also the responsibility of us humans to give them an appropriate habitat and a healthy environment to live in. There is an urgent to completely eradicate the illegal poaching of tiger skin and hunting for tiger meat. Such inhuman practices have lead to a drastic decrease in the number of tigers alive in India. Thanks to the aggressive conservation laws in the country, the numbers are now improving. In acknowledgement to the importance of the most popular animal of people, Tiger conservation in India is booming at a rapid pace and the efforts towards preserving its habitat are gaining significance.
The Royal Bengal Tiger and Asiatic Lion Conservation initiatives are focused to protect their surroundings and encourage preservation of their habitat as these species add to the beauty and diversity of an exotic county like India.
|General Cat Care #6: Identification|
|If allowed outdoors (again, we caution against it!), your cat needs to wear a safety collar and an ID tag. A safety collar with an elastic panel will allow your cat to break loose if the collar gets caught on something. An ID tag or an implanted microchip can help insure that your cat is returned if he or she becomes lost.|
|General Cat Care #7: Litter Box|
|All indoor cats need a litter box, which should be placed in a quiet, accessible location. A bathroom or utility room is a good place for your cat’s box. In a multi-level home, one box per floor is recommended. Avoid moving the box unless absolutely necessary. Then do so slowly, a few inches a day. Cats won’t use a messy, SMELLY litter box. Scoop solids out of the box at least once a day. Dump everything, wash with a mild detergent (don’t use ammonia) and refill at least once a week, less frequently if using clumping litter. Don’t use deodorants or scents in the litter or litter box (especially avoid lemon scent).|