Basic Requirements for Siberian Kitten
When you decide that you would like to have a kitten, you will need to consider some of the basic requirements. Below we cover all that you will need to have ready to make your new Siberians entry into it’s new home extra special!
Cat Carry Cages
Cat carry cages are a good idea, and all cats must leave Miakoschka premises in a suitable cat cage. This is for the safety and comfort of the kitten on their journey home as well as future trips to the vet, etc. If you do not have one I have always some on hand that are airline approved cat cages. The most popular being the PP10, PP20, and PP30 pet carry crates which have approval for domestic and international airline transport of pets. They come with funnel, water bowl and litter tray and are made in Australia.
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It’s Safe to Ship your New Kitten!
Our services include personalised pet transport service and we can arrange to transport your kitten to its new home with as little stress as possible. We will liaise closely with both you the airlines, advising each step of the process. We personally handle this so that our kittens remain with us until the time comes to depart our home. I personally deliver your kitten to meet the booked flight. I do not charge for this its my pleasure to do this and be there for as long as possible for your new baby.
It’s best to keep your kitten (or adult cat) in its own environment as long as possible and so with us arranging the pet shipping service we will advise when it will be necessary for our international purchasers what appointments are set to take your pet to meet with the AQIS Veterinarians – This is generally the day prior to shipping.
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Good Cat Beds
A good cat bed should be soft and plush and of a size that is able fit into the cat cages. When we send kittens by air one of our Pet Snugs will be inserted for the comfort of the kitten on its journey.
Prices start at only $15.00.
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Cat Scratching Post
Do you need a cat scraching post? Yes! This will help protect your furnishings, and a good sturdy scratching post is a great item to have ready. We do have some available on site from time to time and can also have some on hand if you would like to collect one when you pick up your kitten. The prices for Cat Scratchers and Scratching Post start from only $9.95
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A selection of simple toys will be great for your kitten to amuse themselves with when you are away from the home. Siberians love to play and will fetch and carry for you if you spend the time with them and train them they are very intelligent!
We also have lots of ping pong balls (they cant get enough of them!) around the place. Little mice are also a favourite, as are strips of sheepskin, which I see carried all over the place. Balls of all types can be chased all over the place and anything with feathers on it is great.
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Other Kitten Essentials
You will need to provide clean bowls for all meals and I think you will find many choices out there. I use big ceramic bowls for water as this keeps the water nice and cool… you may find your Siberian loves to play in water so check they have water at all times.
For wet food I prefer to use stainless steel bowls rather than plastic as they can be placed into the dishwasher for sterilisation. Bowls can be picked up from your pet shop and a large range is always on hand. But do check our range that is far greater and cheaper than at the store. For clean bowls for food and water, ceramic or metal are the best and priced from only $6.95.
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Siberian Kitten Diet
All of our kittens leave here with a comprehensive diet care sheet advising you of what we feed and the types of food offered. It is a good idea to adhere to this diet as closely as possible so that your kitten doesn’t have to try to adjust too quickly to different foods that they are not used to eating as this can create tummy upsets and this can be distressing for all, trying to work out what is the problem.
While your kitten is still very small, we recommend that you provide a minimum of 4 small meals a day. Your new Siberian can eat around 100grams at each meal, but as your kitten grows you will be able to increase the size of the meals and cut down gradually from 4 to 3 meals. By the time they are an adult they should be eating one meal a day and dry food and water available 24/7.
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Siberian Kitten – Dry Food
Most supermarket varieties are not complete foods and are not balanced enough to use for everyday food. We use and highly recommend Royal Canin, Nutro and also Science Diet. You should find a supplier nearby wherever you live to either of these high quality dry food brands in Australia. We will also give you samples to take with you so that your new kitten well be one the same diet, as is important not to change their dry food diet abruptly.
Siberians and Raw Meat
Yes, cats are carnivores, however – we do not feed Kangaroo and it is hoped that you will not either! Good quality raw beef minced and both cooked and raw chicken minced or thighs and wings and minced turkey is all the meat we offer. Our diet sheet is more comprehensive so please read this at your leisure.
Kittens love chicken wings – we also give our Siberian Kittens fresh chicken necks and thighs and cooked chicken. Chicken wings and necks are especially good for kittens to eat because they help to clean their teeth and gums. The wing can be cut into two or three pieces to start with and then eventually the kitten should be able to eat a whole wing as one meal.
- Water is all cats need in the way of liquids
- A good dry food is recommended (as stated above)
- Quality raw beef minced
- Cooked and raw chicken minced
- Cooked and raw chicken thighs / wings/ necks
- Turkey minced
Kitten Litter Trays
You will need to have a suitable litter tray, and litter available for your new kitten. We use and recommend Sifting stye Litter Trays. It is used with a wood pellet, is 100% biodegradable and with no “nasties” in it at all. You can pick a Litter Tray from our Cattery or in our online shop
Kitten Litter Tip: When training your new kitten how to use the kitty litter – We do advise that you need to show your kitten where this tray is to be placed several times through out the first day to ensure there are no accidents. Cats like this to be very clean so good hygiene is important, household grade bleach is the safest to clean and sterilise this with.
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Bathing Your Kitten
Yes its true! Bathing is very simple to do and you and your cat will love the way the coat looks and also feels if you continue to keep this up. I bath all kittens before they leave home and so that they are used to this happening as they grow. I suggest that you do it at least one or two times in the first couple of months and then every couple of months will keep them in top condition.
Kitten Bathing Tip: After towel drying your kitten, use the hairdryer (on low so as not to get your kitten frightened by the noise of the dryer) and thoroughly dry your cat until the fur is completely dry. This can take up to 30 minutes with a fully grown Siberian, but its worth the effort. This will allow for the fur to look it best and will not “knot” up… Also it require less grooming from the cat who will be inclined to “lick” itself dry.
Kitten Combs and Brushes
Combs and brushes are essential for your kitten, and I use these types for keeping down the fur around the house and helping the Siberian coat stay magnigicent. Check out our range of recommended combs for sale now! Remember, we only sell what works, tried and tested by us!
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Kitten Flea Control
Even though we always recommend that you keep your Siberian Cat as an indoor pet, Flea treatments are sometimes necessary… Flea control is simple to administer these days using a comb. I recommend Advantage Flea Treatments. This can be purchased from your vet if needed.
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