There are many ways of doing a cat bed yourself.
Kindly click on these link below.
A simple and economy cat bed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0G70cs2i1E
Making it from a sweater. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5L0eiDDznA
If you love a cat with an exotic look but without the size and danger of a wild cat, the Bengal Cat could be a choice for you. Bengal Cat is getting more and more popular in Malaysia, Singapore and many countries in Asia nowadays.
Are you deciding if a Bengal cat is right for you and family members? I know that would be a big and lifelong decision to make!
As we know that our pets are our family members, so you will need to make sure the personality is one that will fit into your home. Bengals are stunningly beautiful, very active, fun loving, and intelligent cats. They are excellent with children and adapt well to other family pets.
Bengals are also good with puppies and some even prefer the company of dogs rather than cats! I’ve heard someone called Bengal as “dog lover’s cat”. Some of them behave like dog too. You know the way your dogs come to you with their favorite toy and say, “Papa Mama, let’s go play”.
After you have decided to add this new family member, you will need to consider what pattern and colour you prefer. There are only two patterns to choose: spotted/rosette and marble. Their colours are categorized into standard and non-standard. The standard colours including brown, silver, seal lynx, seal minks and seal sepia while the non standard colours are blue, melanistic, cinnamon, chocolate, charcoal, and so on. As a beginner, I will look for the standard colours and the pattern I like.
Next step is for you to decide whether you want a male or a female Bengal. Remember, each kitten has their own individual personality regardless of sex. Therefore, the owner needs to also consider how your pets will adjust to this new family member when deciding which kitten is for you.
It should be our responsible to do some homework when it comes to choosing our Bengal. Doing some research will help you get to know the breed a lot better. When a Bengal cat comes from a genuine breeder, you can be sure that all your questions concerning the breed will be answered comprehensively. Because they really spend time taking care their cat, not for business purpose or only for selling. Educated Home breeder is a good consideration as they will guide you what to do when you bring your kitten home.
On the other hand, if a Bengal cat just happens to come from a kitten producer, most of your inquiries will be left in shallows. The reason behind this is that unlike a true Bengal cat breeder, kitten producers just treat Bengals as a source of profit. Their principle is that the more Bengal kittens they produce the more money that comes in. Unfortunately, most of the kittens sold in the pet shop are from kitten mill or backyard breeder. Those kittens often grow up in a cage. You should really make sure to screen your Bengal cat breeder before actually deciding to buy a Bengal.
How much does a Bengal cost in Malaysia? Usually, the price is made according to the quality of Bengal Kitten. Be prepared to know what you think would perfectly fit your budget, lifestyle and personality. Below are 3 categories of Bengal Cats:
Show Quality Bengals are those whose general and specific traits are clearly noticeable and abide by the standards set by Bengal organizations such as the International Bengal Breeders Association and International Bengal Cat Society.
Breeder Quality Bengals are ideal for passing on the specific traits in producing desirable Bengal kittens. You do not need to buy a Breeder Quality Bengal kitten if you do not have plans to start your own Bengal cattery as its price is much higher.
Although Pet Quality Bengal Kittens are not as good as for show, they do have the temperament of a perfect house companion and friend.
If you have very limited budget, there is another option you may consider is a retire adult cat. These Retired Friends are spayed and neutered pedigreed adult cats retired from breeding and showing who are looking for new homes. They are not free, but with low adoption costs such as spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations and other testing for medical conditions. So, adopting a show/breeding Bengal cat is an excellent idea too.
As I mentioned, owning a Bengal cat is a lifelong commitment. Always consider the Bengal cat breeder who takes care of your Bengal cat before you bring it home. In him or her lies the correct upbringing and health foundation of your Bengal Kitten, so you should definitely include your reputable Bengal cat breeder in your list of best choices.
What do I need to prepare?
Make sure you have these basic things before your kitten arrives. This is the shopping list:
Try to look for a good and sturdy cat carrier or pet-carrying box which lined with a small cat cushion or towel for comfort to take your cat home. Remember, a normal cardboard box is not safe or strong enough. We need to use it for trips to the vets and other travel later on.However, some breeders might give you a brand new pet carrier when you adopt kitten from them.
2. Food and water bowls.
Small kittens will find it difficult to eat from bowls with high sides, and most cats won’t enjoy eating if their sensitive whiskers bump on the sides of a deep food bowl, so a shallow saucer or dish may be better. Stainless steel or plastic bowls are not advisable. Automatic water “fountains” are a good option for any kitten or cat since felines love moving water. It’s also fresher than water sitting in a bowl.
3. Litter tray, litter scoop, and a bag of cat litter.
You will need a litter tray and cat litter ready for your kitten. A proper litter scoop is to help you remove kitten’s “business” easily each day. Your kitten may need a smaller litter tray initially, as they can struggle to enter and use some of the high-sided adult litter trays. So, make sure that the tray has at least one low side that they can easily climb over. It’s also a good idea to put down some newspaper that is easy to clean and to catch any stray litter granules. There are many types of litter to choose from but something with good absorption and that eliminates odors is a good start.
4. Kitten food for at least one week.
Kittens grow very quickly, and need more fat and protein in their diet than adult cats to help them develop properly; they also have tiny stomachs, so they will need to be fed little and often throughout the day. You can add some warm water to dry food to entice them.
Toys are a must for your new kitten. Not only will they help keep her, but you too entertained. Furthermore, they are also important for exercise and development. Anything that resembles prey for hunting or moves unpredictably will go down well, and a scratching post is also a good idea to keep your kittens claws away from your furniture.
6. A cosy kitten bed.
You can buy a bed for your cat from pet shop, or you could make one yourself. If you make a cardboard box for your kitten, remember to put some newspapers under the bed to lift it away from cold floor. Make sure your kitten bed is in a place it can get easily when it needs to. Attention: cats like to have their food dishes, litter tray and bed in separate places.
If you wish to DIY your economy kitten bed, I have a link for you! It is really easy and simply.
7. Training Aids
You might need this things like “No Scratch” and “Bitter Apple” which can help keep your kitten off the furniture. An inexpensive, effective tool is a water squirt bottle.
8. Kitten brush for grooming and shampoo for cleaning.
9. Address and telephone number of a local vets.
Choosing a kitten
If you are considering of getting your first cat, it is always a good idea to get a kitten rather than a mature cat. A kitten needs more care to start with but will find it easier to fit into a new home. However, you might consider a mature cat if you have young children at home. Kitten might not be suitable to play with kids younger than 2 years old as they don’t know how to care for the kitten. This is just my personal advice for your consideration.
Where to start
You may ask friends if they know anyone whose cats has had kittens. Local vets and animal shelters such as www.PetFinder.my are also good places to start with. If you are looking for certain pure bred kitten such as Bengal, British Shorthair, Persian and etcetera, you may also ask your friends which breeder they got their beautiful cats from.
Which one to choose
2. Try to watch the kittens while they are playing with each other to find out what their personality are like. Some kittens are more active and others are quite.
3. Choose a kitten which is lively but not aggressive. You may also ask the owners if they have noticed how the kitten behaves. Remember to play with the kittens before you choose one.
4. However, some catteries might not allow people for visitation. Indeed, it is true. When you choose a kitten, you may ask the breeder to send you more pictures about their daily life (Not the pictures shot by professional photographer). Do pay attention to their eyes, nose, mouth, and ear, even the environment they live in will probably give you some idea about your kitten.
Choosing the one you like most will be priceless to you. I wish you would find yourself a wonderful loving kitten!