Hi, my name is Gem and I am 15 years young. Sadly, I have lost 2 lovely owners in the last 18 months. I really hate the cattery but in a home I am a lovely girl who likes to sit on your lap. I am probably not keen on on being picked up as I will start to grumble a bit but I am more than happy to be sociable with most people and I enjoy a good fuss. I am looking for an adult only home and would suit someone who is perhaps retired and wants a companion. I have been known to hunt in the past but in my last home I was mostly an indoor cat but if you have a small garden for me with easy access, I would probably enjoy that. I need to be the only cat but may be able to live with a calm dog that is used to cats. I am a pretty girl with lots of love to give to the right home. Could I be the cat for you? Love Gem xx
As the owner you are responsible for providing everything your cat needs to keep them healthy and happy:
· Companionship - Cats can be quite independent, however many also like to be petted and stroked daily. Some cats are happy around other cats as long as they have their own place to eat and sleep.
· Physical exercise - Access to outside is very important for cats. Introduce outside time slowly once your cat is familiar with your home.
· Mental Stimulation - Activity that keeps their mind busy / toys / scratching posts / training. Cats also love to hunt, so don't be surprised if they bring you 'presents'.
· A healthy diet - Normally two meals a day of the food type and quantity appropriate. Access to clean, fresh water.
· Veterinary care - When needed. Annual health check.
· Comfortable environment - Not too cold, hot, draughty or damp. Your cat will find her favourite places to sleep! Provide a litter tray where appropriate.
· Respect of their needs - Especially ensure children know how to behave around cats to help them build a lasting friendship.
Each cat has specific needs, depending on its age, breed and type. For more info on caring for your cat please order our free pet care guide here: Pet Care Guide