More Cat Care Information:
Have you recently brought home a brand new kitty? Congrats! And now, to kick off the excitement, the time has come to decide on the best name for your furry little kitty.
|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.
Naming a pet cat Muffin or Max is totally outdated! Keep in mind your cat is a living breathing individual. Why not go with a name which could capture your kitten's unique character or appearance?
Here are some recommendations when picking cat names.
Pick a name that you can shout from the front porch. If it is easy to shout and easy to say, it is going to be more easy for your kitty to recognize and become accustomed to the name. Research reveals that cats answer best to names that are 1 or 2 syllables.
Opt for a name that can grow with your cat. As an example, if you name your cat “Fluffy”, it might no longer be a proper description once the cat is an adult.
Focus on your kitten's unique personality. Every single kitty is unique and your cat's specific habits will assist you to uncover the best name. Some examples are “Cuddles”and “Bouncy”. Attempt to capture your cats individuality with a name.
Here is a list of the most funny, unique and cute cat names we've identified.
Unique Cat Names
Just like humans, each cat is unique. Some cats are mischievous, some are lazy. Some cats like to cuddle and some prefer seclusion. That is why some people prefer to create their own unique names for their kittens. Below are the most unique cat names we've come across.
Ping Pong – for the cat that is bouncing off the walls
Wicca – for cats on brooms
Godzilla – the Japanese terror
Qwerty – sleeping on the keyboard
Ninja Samurai – for the infiltrator
Gremlin McGuru – not really sure what to do with this
Tofu – soft and squishy
Calypso – a charmer
Machiavelli – a schemer bent on power
Buddha – some cats have already achieved nirvana
Electra – that just sounds cool
Bazinga – see the next one
Sheldon Catpurr – see the previous one
Tator Tot – not certain how that got in here…
Luke Skywhisker – in a kitty litter box far, far away
Coco Chanel – a high class cat
Mary Jane – just don't blow it in the cat's face!
Fonzie – hey…thumbs up
McQueen – for the coolest feline on the block
Ozzy – cats eat bats, right?
Azrael – got a lot of smurfs running around the house?
AC/DC – hard rock or electric energy?
Heathcliff – no one should terrify the neighborhood
Kilamanjaro – for the climber
Funny Cat Names
The the web was seemingly developed to celebrate amusing photos of cats. Despite the fact that cats are quite possibly the most graceful and poised of all animals, they certainly have their clumsy and goofy moments. They offer us affection, but also laughter. Here we have compiled a long list of funny cat names sure to make you smile!
|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.|
Oprah Whisker – for a cat who should get his or her own talk show
Chairman Meow – make your cat the cutest of all dictators
Catrick Swayze – just in case your cat enjoys Dirty Dancing
Donald Tramp – for the cat mogul turned presidential hopeful
Chew-bacca – an awfully hairy cat
Fuzzinator – for a kitty who makes Chewbacca look hairless
Galacticat – does your cat really like to fly?
Kitty Kitty Bang Bang – remember the magical car?
Shakespurr – to purr or not to purr?
Cindy Clawford – for the classic beauty look
Vegetarian – irony, anyone?
Katy Purry – California kitties
Anderson Pooper – a nose for the up-to-the-minute and the hottest!
Brad Kitt – on the attractive side
Genghis Cat – for the territiorial cat
Leonardo DaFuzzy – DaVinci or DiCaprio?
Cat Benatar – hit me with your best shot, kitty
Demi Meower – a true cougar
Catpernicus – for the exploring cat
Hairy Potter – so hairy, it's enchanting
The Great Catsby – for the quixotic cat
Meowly Cyrus – ummm….meow?
Terabyte – a terrible bite? Or just gigantic?
Clawsome – watch out!
Just Kitten – for the prankster
Cute Cat Names
Cat fans are aware that one can find practically nothing cuter than a cat, particularly a kitten! Though they don't realize it, our cats pluck at our heart strings and touch us with their cute purring and playfulness. Have fun with this list of our favorite cute cat names.
Nibbles – so long as they're not nibbling on you
Buttercup – why do you build me up?
Chipmunk – almost as cute as a kitten
Tinkerbell – not tinkle, tinker
Cuddles – not for the cat that hides under the bed
Snuggles – Cuddles' pal
Munchkin – enough said
Pumpkin – for the orange kitten
Cutie Patootey – if you happen to be one of those who carry your cat around everywhere
Twinkle Toes – for the most elegant
Hopper – depending on which way your cat gets around
Cupcake – so cute you could eat 'em up
Lollipop – so cute you may…lick 'em? That'd be a hairball for you.
Skittles – since cats are just so sweet!
Prince/Princess – precisely how they should be treated
Button – as cute as a button
Bug's Ear – as cute as a bug's ear
Jujube – it just sounds cute
Love Bug – allowing you to slug your pals when ever your cat passes by
Panda Bear – what's cuter than a panda? Just a cat.
Oliver – did you watch “Oliver and Company”?
Tom – Jerry stole the spotlight
Daisy – for a female cat
Simba – for a male cat
Cutesy Poo – should you wish to go over the top!
|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).|