If you ve caught your cat doing something bad, give it a quick squirt of water from a plant sprayer. This will soon curb the behaviour. Never hurt or shout at your cat, or it will associate you with the unpleasantness. Instead put some dry beans in a tin and shake it briefly if you cat is being bad. When the cat obeys, praise and stroke it. Some cats enjoy being held and cuddled while others want nothing to do with humans at all. Some cats want the attention while others do not. Choosing which the right one for you is a much is. Affectionate Breeds are great for children: Snowshoe, Maine Coon, Ragdoll, Abyssinian, Tonkinese, Himalayan Persian Reserved Breeds: Nebelung, Russian Shorthair, Norwegian Forest Cat Lastly, choose if you would like to go with a kitten or an abandoned older cat. The first time you use your cat carrier it is also a good idea to put down some newspaper in side just incase your cat has any "accidents". It can be awkward getting a fully grown adult cat into its carrier but you can sometimes trick them with food or treats, kittens on the other hand are much easier to get in to one as you can generally just pick them up and place them in side with out to much hassle. You should try to have a non skid mat there as well to help your cat feel better about standing in the water. A scared cat is hard to control. So, if you plan to wash him in the tub, make sure to shut the door to keep him from getting out into the rest of the house. What To Do Put the mat at the bottom of the sink or tub. - For cats with short hair, use a brush with soft bristles so that the skin will not be scratched or hurt in the grooming process. Use soft, gentle strokes while brushing. This should make them purr in pleasure and you will have an easier job of grooming your pet cat. After brushing the coat with a comb, you can finish the job by wiping the fur with a dry, soft and clean piece of cloth. Female cats can start mating around 6 months old, but male cats can start around 8 months of age. Pregnancy usually can last for around 58 to 65 days (9 weeks approximately). If you are not looking to raise a litter of kittens or turn your male kitty into a roaming tom is it advisable to neuter her and him around 5 months.