It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when looking for cat supplies. There is an enormous market for it. We made some product mistakes along the way, so I will share what worked for us with our British Shorthair kitten.

Chess is a wonderful part of our family, and I know your baby will become that for you too!


When you pick your kitten up, ask your breeder for a little of their cat litter to put into your kitten’s new cat box. It will help them find it faster. With this method, Chess only had one accident while adjusting to her new home.

Other Supplies:

  • Cat wand toys
  • Cat bed: I put this item in other because my cat sleeps anywhere but here…a towel, the rug, the chair, etc.
  • Cat Scratching Post: They need something to scratch, whether it be a cat post or a cat tree. Whatever you prefer will work fine.
  • Cat collar (we only put this on when we took her for walks in the yard. We tried the vest, but she figured out how to get out of it.)
  • Cat Leash

Don’t get scammed! Please be aware of potential pet scammers when attempting to purchase from a breeder. Ask questions! Be leery of pictures that look “too perfect.” They probably got them from the internet. If the breeder is very pushy for a deposit, run away. If the contract is less than a page, this is a warning sign. Legitimate breeders care about their animals and make sure they will be taken care of! Ask who their veterinarian is, and then call them to make sure this person is legitimate. Legitimate breeders know their animals are worth the price; be aware of cheap discounts.

She’s such a wonderful baby.

Rachel is a Postpartum Nurse of 15+ years. She is also a Spinning Babies® CPE, Childbirth Educator, Published Author, and Recipe Creator. Rachel's passion is to encourage and empower women in all things related to motherhood.

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