1. Adopt from an animal shelter.
Animal shelters often have loads of kittens that are desexed, vaccinated and toilet trained before you take them home! Plus, they don't cost nearly as much as pedigree, but they're just as cute. Expect to pay anywhere from $100-$250. Plus, some organisations give a discount when you adopt more than one fuzzinator!
2. Say goodbye to your couch
No matter how much dosh you dropped on a beautiful lounge or upholstered chairs, Thunder Paws will scratch them until the cats come home. Invest in a couch cover you can put on when you're not there, and make sure they have access to a scratching post or five to keep them distracted from the good stuff.
3. Get them used to other people
Show off your Oprah Whisker to your family and friends from the get-go. If they're used to other people (and your peeps like them too), you'll be able to offload puss to a willing cat-sitter when you go on holidays. Plus they won't be shy when you have visitors.
4. Make them a hidey-hole
Especially when Cat-man-do first comes home, a place to hide and curl up is essential. Fashion one from a cardboard box and make it comfy with fabric pieces or a towel. Or you can purchase the Cara Pet Pod for $49.95 on BHG Shop.
5. Get them used to travelling
To make trips to the vet less traumatic, help Fleas Witherspoon feel comfortable in her cat carrier. Put an old T-shirt you've worn in the cage - the familiar smell of you will calm her down while she's on the move.
6. Stock up on kitty litter
You're going to need a lot of it, trust us! Especially if Hello Kitty will be an indoors kinda gal. You're also going to need plenty of toys (remember that couch you're trying to save?) and cat nip to keep your feline feeling good. Check out the BHG Shop range of pet cat products.