first purchases to prepare for your new companion will be appropriate
food and water dishes and a litter box. Dishes can be glass, stainless
or food grade ceramic and need to be washed with dish soap and rinsed
well once a day. Make sure that your Kitten always has fresh water.
Your Kitten will receive a toy and a sampling of the dry Kitten food
that he/she has been eating. Click HEREor additional information on food and water for your Kitten.
are many varieties of litter boxes to suit your space and color scheme.
Higher sides or one with a cover works well to keep litter from
scattering. There are also electric automatic litter boxes that do most
of the cleaning for you – we have used these and have found them to be
successful, however, we choose NOT to use clay Cat Litter. Please see
the "Cat Health"
page for more information on Cat Litter and how it may affect Cat
Health. Over the years, our Cattery has tried every type of cat litter
currently on the market and has found several types of litter to work
the best for regular or automatic litter boxes. Corncob, Pine or Wheat
clumping litter is safe for Kittens and Cats and functions extremely
well. Click HERE for additional information on Cat Litter.
Kittens like to play and Bengal Kittens love to play fetch. Provide
them with safe cat toys purchased or home-made, but be careful of using
string and yarn, as they can ingest it and then need veterinarian
your Kitten with a place to scratch. There are a variety of excellent
options sold at Pet Stores made of carpeting or corrugated cardboard.
This is a natural action that helps to remove the outer husk of their
nails to allow the nail to grow. Keep your Kittens nails clipped
monthly and they will have little need to scratch, but will sometimes
use the scratching post or box just because of their instinct to
maintain their own claws. Please see the "Cat Health" page to review "How to Clip a Cat’s Nails."