Here are a few things you must purchase before you pick up your new Rosecoloured Ragdoll.
What you cannot buy.
Before picking up your kitten please ensure you have the same food (Royal Canin kitten) if you wish to change your food, please do it gradually by mixing the two together. Please use the same kitty litter that has been used here (pine pellet system.) If not Breeder's Choice is an alternative if you cannot get the pine pellet system as in Enviropet or Ozpet. We have found as breeders that the clumping litter & the crystals are not suitable. Please keep your new kitten in a confined place with their litter, food, water, toys & cosy bedding for a few days to allow them to get use to being away from the environment they knew. Kittens can stress very easily and problem can occur as in toileting in the wrong areas.
Please use white vinegar and water to clean any soiled areas or Bio-zet soap powder diluted in warm water as it has enzymes that removes the smell of the soiling which the kitten always goes back to & repeats soiling. Never use bleach or disinfectant as it attracts the kitten because of the ammonia. By all means wash your trays in the bleach :) Cover the affected area so the kitten cannot return to that area. Camphor cylinders also work to keep your kitten away from areas you do not want them to go as they hate the smell of it. I put them in between the couch cushions. NEVER remove the camphor from the cylinders as it is deadly to your kitten if for some reason they happen to eat it. They can be found near the fly spray section in your supermarket. Keep them away from children also. Citrus sprays are another deterrent for your kitten if they decide to be naughty & not use their litter tray when they first get to their new home. These sprays will have to be redone on regular intervals.
Some flowers are deadly to your Ragdoll as in lillies. If you have to have them indoors, please have them in a room where they cannot chew on them while you are not watching. Also they love knocking over the vases no matter what flowers you have!
Your new addition may take a while to settle in especially if there are small children & other pets in the house. Please remember your baby has been with his or her siblings and their mother and my family and will need an adjustment period. Within a week you should have a very cuddly & loyal companion. usually less than a week, sometimes immediately. Please let me know if this is not the case and we can work on this together. Contact us.