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mogloveseggs Sat 17-Feb-18 16:25:16

We’ve brought our new rescue cat home today and as it years since I’ve had one I was hoping you lovely lot could give me some tips and advice please? Such as cat litter-there’s more brands than I can count! Which is best? Food? I bought whiskas pouches as that was what he had at the rescue but he will need dry food too-help!

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Allergictoironing Sat 17-Feb-18 16:51:32

Didn't they feed dry as well at the rescue? I thought most fed a mix of both types. I use Royal Canin (the indoor because mine are indoor cats), and I'm sure plenty of others will be along to recommend theirs too.

Litter should be the same type as the rescue used, at least at first. So if they used clay, start with that, wood pellets then start with that. You can try moving them onto something else that you prefer later, mixing it in bit by bit until it's all the new type.

Allergictoironing Sat 17-Feb-18 16:51:51

Oh, and where's the pic??? grin

mogloveseggs Sat 17-Feb-18 17:10:38

Sorry forgot the pic!
allergic thanks for the advice. Rescue is run mainly by volunteers and we didn’t get much info. The litter looks similar I bought catsan if he doesn’t like it I’ll have to change it grin
Fed the dog on Harrington’s if anyone knows if their cat food is any good?
He’s had a ouch and is happy chilling out on the landing. Doesn’t have a name yet either

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mogloveseggs Sat 17-Feb-18 17:11:02

Pouch blush

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Snowydaysarehere Sat 17-Feb-18 17:14:49

Oo names assistance threads are the best!!
He looks like a Riggs to me.

Want2beme Sat 17-Feb-18 17:26:36

What a beautiful boy. Is he pale ginger? He'll be happy with the same things he had at the rescue. If you want to add a little variety, just give him different wet food occasionally and see what he likes. You can try dry food from vet or a good one from supermarket. I've been giving my 2 Purina recently and they're enjoying it. Has he got a cat tower/tree, toys and da bird. Happy catting!

Want2beme Sat 17-Feb-18 17:28:23

I'd call him Mellow Mel grin

mogloveseggs Sat 17-Feb-18 17:31:44

We think we’re going to call him Eric. No cat tower yet I was too overwhelmed with cat litter grin
Need to get his claws trimmed as he keeps getting stuck on the carpet.

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mogloveseggs Sat 17-Feb-18 17:32:39

Picture in a different light. He has a white tip to his tail!

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mogloveseggs Sat 17-Feb-18 17:34:44

Purina going on the list thanks want2

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EachandEveryone Sat 17-Feb-18 18:02:30

Beautiful boy how old is he?

mogloveseggs Sat 17-Feb-18 18:28:17

About 6 they think.

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YetAnotherSpartacus Sat 17-Feb-18 18:32:57

Very gorgeous! The first picture looks smokey grey to me!

Eric is a lovely name.

LittleCandle Sat 17-Feb-18 18:34:18

I fed mine Harringtons and it is very good. You can bulk buy from amazon.

mimibunz Sat 17-Feb-18 18:38:28

James Wellbeloved is good. He’s a lovely boy! He looks like Jonesy in the Alien movies.

EachandEveryone Sat 17-Feb-18 18:40:13

Did he have a name before?

Stilllivinginazoo Sat 17-Feb-18 18:43:04

Gorgeous boy!
Mine eat a mixture of stuff because they get bored and demand variety
He will soon demand better off his human servant if he doesn't like itgrin

mogloveseggs Sat 17-Feb-18 19:36:11

each he was phasma.
He really is gorgeous and has taken his spot on the bed!

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Want2beme Sat 17-Feb-18 19:47:40

I like Eric. He's right at home with you. Your household must have a very calm air about itwink

mogloveseggs Sat 17-Feb-18 19:52:26

want2 you must be joking! Not calm at all grin
It’s funny though in the rescue he was always hunched and looked uncomfortable and they did say he wasn’t happy. He started puring as soon as we walked through our front door and hasn’t stopped since!

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PestoSurfissimos Sat 17-Feb-18 19:54:40

Oh he’s lovely 😻

Weedsnseeds1 Sat 17-Feb-18 20:17:17

He's very handsome.
If you go on to the websites for the various brands, a lot will send free samples so you can try before you buy. Cats are often fussy little sods and you can waste a lot of money trying to find an acceptable food!

mogloveseggs Sat 17-Feb-18 20:27:26

Oh brill thanks weeds
I’ve been abandoned in favour of dds dressing gown now. Fickle things cats grin

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Weedsnseeds1 Sat 17-Feb-18 23:37:10

Oh yes, they are weird little beings grin

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