I wasn't ready to let them out into the house yet: the kids were still nervous around our new kittens, and our kittens needed a place to feel safe and settle in.
Luckily, we had a sitting room with our master bedroom. The sitting room was a fair-sized room with glass doors, big bright windows, and french doors out to a balcony (which we never use, but it offers a beautiful view of the sunrise over the mountains.)
So I bought some kitten supplies to set up our new "cat room." Here's what I bought:
- Cat tree with scratching post and feather toy (they slept here together every night)
- Food bowls and place mat (I added another food dish later, but they still preferred to eat from the same bowl)
- Covered litter box and mat (that's Rose in there--hi Rose!)
- Cat carrier and baby blanket (they shared this one when they were little kittens)
- Cat bed (they never actually slept here, but they liked to jump on it and drag it around)
- Dry cat food (I tried Blue Buffalo, Wellness, and Science Diet, but our picky kittens preferred the Royal Canin Kitten 36 Formula)
- Canned cat food (the kittens loved the Blue Buffalo and Wellness kitten dinners, but Rose threw up when I tried Natural Choice--yuck, so I went back to their favorites)
- Kitty litter (I started with Fresh Step, but soon found out I was really allergic to it--ugh, so I tried a variety of litters before switching to World's Best Cat Litter, which is awesome--no dust, no smell, and easy to clean up)
- Litter Genie (cat litter disposal system, which works like a diaper genie to store "used" litter until garbage day)
- Cat cleaning products (already had Kids N Pets, but didn't work well for cat vomit, then tried Nature's Miracle, which worked much better!)
I also bought a variety of cat toys, which I will review in my next post.