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new baby coming home soon.... tips for transition??

beccerzz11

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Hello! My first ever sphynx is coming home Jan 4 and I am preparing my home. I've cat-proofed (thanks to all of your suggestions), but I was wondering if there were any other tips on how to make him comfortable, teach him where is litter will be, etc. Thanks in advance :)
 

RaisinBambino

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Omg!! Congrats on your new baby!! Looks JUST like my Raisin! Thats so exciting that its your first. She is my first too and i’m still learning a lot.

The first night home, I placed her in the room with the litter box and excluded her from all the other kids. I placed her in the litter box and was persistent about her using it. Once she did, i gave her treats. The first few days, i kept taking her to the litter box after we woke up&few hours after she ate. I was surprised one morning when i heard a little meow&saw that she was waiting by the room door to be let out and once I did, she went immediately to the litter box. It was a major proud mommy moment.

Anywho, wishing you the best homecoming! I’m still reading a lot on the forum about my new baby. Have you decided on any names yet? I look forward to seeing a lot of pictures!


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beccerzz11

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Omg!! Congrats on your new baby!! Looks JUST like my Raisin! Thats so exciting that its your first. She is my first too and i’m still learning a lot.

The first night home, I placed her in the room with the litter box and excluded her from all the other kids. I placed her in the litter box and was persistent about her using it. Once she did, i gave her treats. The first few days, i kept taking her to the litter box after we woke up&few hours after she ate. I was surprised one morning when i heard a little meow&saw that she was waiting by the room door to be let out and once I did, she went immediately to the litter box. It was a major proud mommy moment.

Anywho, wishing you the best homecoming! I’m still reading a lot on the forum about my new baby. Have you decided on any names yet? I look forward to seeing a lot of pictures!


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Thank you SO much for the advice! I will definitely use this. His name is Wybie (from Coraline)! Here's some updated pics of him!
 

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RaisinBambino

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@beccerzz11 how do i like that post 5 more times? Hahah cause he is a MAJOR cutie!! Such a tall photogenic model. Also loving the xmas background.

Wishing you luck on your homecoming! Hope he doesnt drive you crazy but hes too cute to complain lol


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How exciting! I can’t wait to see pics of your baby home. The last week of waiting to Gotcha Day is very long lol. We will be happy help you get through it.
 

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@beccerzz11 tick tock Jan 4 is just around the corner :)
I know your heart is going litter patter ! So excited for you and Wybie!

Are you driving to pick him up?
I always recommend a crate amd cover 3 sides with a blanket to make a comfy cave especially if it is as long for drive.

Check your contract too.. Some have a clause for a wellness check so I make an appointment ahead of time . Make sure to have vet Mark chart "No ketamine" anesthesia for future reference amd always double check no ketamine for neuter surgery . If you decide to microchip amd neuter both good dome at the same time . Be s ire to actually call the microchip co,s y to pay for amd register amd double check info . It's often a separate registration fee .

Setting up a kitty room is great - I used a spare bathroom with a permanent litter box is kept .warm blanket fro, the dryer is great for bombing snuggling :)

Most of us hold off on spay day for a week or so during the adjustment .
Your breeder will have great suggestions for Sphynx life

You can keep same litter brand and food as the breeder in the beginning so it's familiar and no upset tummies . Many supplement with lysine powder treats or gel to help ward off stress related upper respiratory infections .

Great you kitty proofed ! It's a life long process ! They are like monkey cat dog parrot all in one!
Amd watch your feet - they are alway dashing about below! I have tripped a few times !
Watch dryers they hide in , heat sources like ovens stove tops) had to put my kitty in my room if I use the stove !)

watch opening and closing doors! They are curious and lightening fast like no other kitty I have known .

Lol for litter box training some use "cst attract "
I like to give verbal praise amd a treat placed roght outside the box as they exit for reinforcement .
Don't scoop litterbox immediately - kee a poo ball amd tired there to help train .
If using a covered box , I alway take off the door flap .

Lots of great info at the info center to help prep for gotcha day!
We are here for you !

Sphynx Cat Help Center

Look forward to your Wybie Journey wo us with lots of pics and tales !
Keep us updated !
 
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