A cat can be the best pet, and it can become a part of your family if you just take good care of it. Before you adopt a kitten, you must educate yourself about that little creature that will soon occupy your home and everything else you like. Cats are independent but very needy animals. Everything in your life will revolve around it once you adopt a kitten, and you have to prepare yourself for that.

As we already mentioned cats are independent, which means they won’t be as happy as dogs when you return home from work and they might not want to play with you every time they see you, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be loyal to you. In the beginning, especially if you’re adopting a cat from a shelter, it can be a little grumpy but when it gets used to you, it won’t leave your side, and you will have a companion for life.

The common mistake when it comes to cat care is giving milk to kittens. Cats are often lactose intolerant which means giving them milk isn’t the brightest thing to do. Water is the only liquid they need. If you are looking for some treats for your kitten make sure it isn’t milk, buy cat treats in your vet store or buy some toys to spoil your little one.

Scratching is a big part of cat’s life, and that is why your furniture and clothes suffer. Instead of allowing your cat to ruin your belongings, you should buy it a scratching post which will keep it away from everything you hold dear.

Even though cats bath themselves, brushing is not their strongest suit which is why you will have to groom your pet from time to time. Brushing and grooming should be daily activity if your cat has long hair. The most important thing is that cats as cuddly creatures actually love brushing, and they won’t give you a hard time about it.

If you already have pets such as dogs, iguanas or anything else that is not a cat you have to be careful when adopting a cat. Make sure each animal has its own space which will become its safe zone when it’s faced with another animal. If the other animal is a dog and you don’t know how it will react to your new family member pay attention to him and keep him close to you. Bring them in the same room for a few days and wait for them to get acquainted. Once they do, your family will be complete once again.

If you want a less needy pet that will still be interesting and funny, you can get some of the exotic animals such as iguanas or bearded dragons. Exotic pets are often easier to take care of which is why people tend to adopt them more often. beardie care is a lot easier than cat care, and it will leave you more time for yourself.