Buy a scratching post, litter box, food, water bowls and a cat bed before bringing your cat home. Make sure to put the litter box in a quiet, low-traffic area such as a guest bathroom or spare bedroom. Cats prefer an unscented litter and it is also better for their health protecting them from ingesting chemicals.
* Buy a large cat carrier, as the Siberian cat can get quite large. It's okay if the carrier seems too large at first; the cat will grow into it.
* When you bring the cat home, put the carrier in a room, open the door of the cat carrier, and close the door of the room. Leave the cat to explore the room on its own terms.
Theses hand picked products we would like to share, we use on daily basis for our Siberian Cats and kittens at Taigamoon Cattery: AMAZON LIST
Veterinarians have been reporting an increase in feline illness related to litter. Certain litters are causing serious health problems including asthma, bronchitis, intestinal blockage, respiratory illness, and lung cancer. Most litters are loaded with chemicals to reduce odor and help with absorption. These chemicals are released into the air when your cat digs in the litter box and get into the cat’s lungs. Most commercial cat litter contains silica dust, which is dangerous for both humans and animals to inhale.
The litter we use is Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Ultra. It's hypo-allergenic, all natural, unscented, and 99.9% dust free! We prefer the "clumping" style litter to everything else that we've tried. The low dust is also great for their lungs, and ours!
Siberians are strong jumpers, and they enjoy exploring high places. Siberian cats have high energy levels, and they enjoy roaming around. Most prefer having access to the outdoors in a secure catio or safe enclosure. Siberian Cats and kittens are highly trainable and enjoy walking on the leash just like a dog. Siberian cats are intelligent, and they need stimulation. Bored Siberian cats may overeat. Siberian Cats do better with a kitty companion — either another kitten, young cat, puppy or young dog. We highly recommend a second Siberian Cat to prevent the first one being lonely. Taigamoon Siberian Cattery give a $200 discount for your 2nd Siberian.
Our Traditional Siberian Cats and Kittens are relatively low maintenance. For full scale care you will need a set of combs and one good slick brush. We recommend bathing only twice a year or as needed. If you have problems with allergies you may bath your cat regularly with Allerpet Cat Dander Remover . We also recommend for maintenance Jerob Herbal Shampoo Concentrate and Jerob Mahogany Gold Shampoo. Do not use your own hair dryer to dry your Siberian Kitten with it may overheat though triple coat and ultimately injure your cat. We recommend a cool air professional dryer such as the Chris Christensen Pup Dog Grooming Dryer. You should continue to give a quick comb to your Taigamoon Kitten every day to make them get used to this procedure. Even though Siberian cats have thick coats, grooming is easier than with most longer-haired cats. Traditional bred Siberian coats don't tend to mat or tangle too quickly, so grooming once or twice a week is enough to keep it healthy. We also recommend trimming nails once a week or as needed. Use nail trimmer scissors.
Siberians molt twice a year, shedding fur in large clumps. During these times, daily brushing is the easiest way to keep the coat from matting and tangling. Brushing also reduces the likelihood of hairballs.
Siberian cats love lying in the sun. Don’t allow them to stay in the sun for too long, since their beautiful coat may fade and get thinner. Do not keep Siberian cats in temperatures above 33ºC (91ºF). They are adapted to cold climates, and they can overheat easily in their thick coats.
Feed high-quality cat food. Foods can actually cause higher or lower allergen levels. A high-quality food can prevent many health issues in the cat as well. We feed our cats a raw diet staying as close as possible to the form and nutritional composition that our cats would eat in a natural setting in the wild. We feel this is best for their overall health and immune system. Ultimately it shows how healthy Taigamoon Siberian Cats and Kittens are inside and out. We do not have litter odors in our home and with multiple large cats it is a blessing! Their coat is beautiful with no extra cost for sanitary grooming.
Our veterinary bills due to recurring serious health problems direct result of feeding highly processed pet food it is to this date of $0. Here is link to Dr. Lisa Pierson’s article on feeding your cat, a comprehensive article about feeding, addressing the advantages and disadvantages of all sources of food for your cat. Take the time to read her article with many helpful links included.
Feeding your cat:
We are also a very busy home with 4 children of our own. So we understand in our busy lives that everyone cannot have the time to prepare pets meals. Here a list of food we highly recommend and ourselves offer to all Taigamoon Cats and kittens.
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