Equipped with his guitar case, now full of toys, cats, on the 5th of September the coach american Jackson Galaxy, host of the television program My Catfrom Hell (My cat demon), in Animal Planet, will arrive in Guayaquil to resolve the doubts of those who share their homes with cats, in a talk scheduled at 20:00 in the Convention Center Simon Bolivar. Before his visit to Ecuador, the writer, responded to questions of ‘restless parents cats’ in this interview.
What is the minimum area that is needed in a place where there are more than five to avoid conflicts?
It is impossible to give an accurate answer to this question. That said, remember that you can increase the territory of your cat in the vertical, taking advantage of its home on high. There are to be sure that cats have access to shelving and other high areas. When spaces are built so they can live a greater number of cats in a better way.
Can the cat to share his sandpit, or must be single use?
The success formula is: for every cat, a litter box and a little bit more. So if you have two cats you should have three litter boxes. I am aware that no human wants more litter boxes, but cats love to have options. And, by the way, don’t try to push a box of sand in the corner. Put it a few inches away from a wall with the opening on a diagonal so that your cats can look around.
To eat, do they have to have vessels individual?
It is always good to give the cats the individual property of the resource, so yes, having separate plates for each cat is a good option. It is also advisable to separate these dishes, so that each cat has their own space to eat, something important to them.
What is the most appropriate age to bind them?
Cats can reproduce from 3-4 months of age. Can be sterilized at 2 months. So obviously as soon as that may be what is best for the health of the overcrowding. Don’t wait: do it soon!
How do you bring a cat lives with a dog in the same house?
(…) The presentation should be slow, we must be sure that the dog or child are not going to chase the cat. The biggest concern of a cat is knowing that it will be secure next to another animal, therefore, the human is in the obligation to guarantee this security. (I)
The charming, multi-faceted
In addition to the program on Animal Planet, Jackson Galaxy is also a musician. Before it was part of a rock band.
He learned about the behavior of cats for his work as a rescuer with the humane Society of Boulder Valley in Colorado (USA).
Galaxy decided to improve the relationship between owners and cats to prevent their neglect, and overpopulation through its foundation, in Los Angeles, called the Jackson Galaxy Foundation (JacksonGalaxyFoundation.org).
He is the author of books such as Cat Daddy, Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!) and Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat. (I)