Cat stuff

Any new addition to the family requires certain key items for their health, happiness and well-being. Cats are no different! Like a baby, they may be small, but they come with lots of 'stuff'.

Here are a few things to stock up on before bringing your kitty home for the first time.

Collar and tag

Your kitty will need a collar to hold one or more tags. These might include a tag with:

  • your cat's name and your mobile number engraved on it as large as possible

  • the words 'I AM LOST' and your mobile number engraved on one side

  • your cat's microchip number engraved on it for tracking purposes

  • your cat's registration number, if you need one from the local council.

Cat tags are available online or at your local pet store.


All cats need toys no matter how young or old they are. Playing with toys makes them exercise and helps to keep them young.

There are many cat toys available. The problem is every cat is an individual and often quite picky about their toys. For instance, one cat might like to chase string. Another cat might only like catnip-filled gadgets. Another cat might only like cardboard boxes, while another might only play with things made of wood.