Hi, my name is Nelly and I am 5 years old. Sadly, my owner who I was very bonded with could no longer keep me and gave me to a friend. I did not settle and was very scared so I would lash out and hiss. I do take time to get to know people and trust them and I am quite scared of hands if you move them too quickly. I am very affectionate and loving when I do trust you and like to give you headbutts and sit on your lap. I also like to climb on your back and shoulders. I will need an experienced owner who can recognise when to leave me alone to de-compress if I get over excited or agitated. Lots of play with fishing rod style toys is important so that I re-direct any fear/aggression to my toys rather than someone's hands or feet! I will need a little time to settle so that I feel safe and secure. I really hate other cats so must be the only cat in the home and no dogs please. I could live with a teenager but ideally a quiet adult only home would suit me best. I would like a garden to explore once I am settled. I am enjoying the attention I am getting here and my behaviour has improved a lot since I first arrived. Could this Black Beauty be the cat for you? Love Nelly x
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