When adopting a new kitty, it can be a tad overwhelming to make sure you have every product you need to keep your new buddy happy. That's why we've assembled the ultimate checklist that’s chock full of everything you need to welcome your cat into its new home. Here you'll find all the kitty essentials, each of which comes with a cardboard box that your cat will doubtless consider a wonder all on its own.
All About the Bed
Make no mistake — as soon as a cat begins calling your house its home, every spot inside will become a bed. If you want to avoid the joys of freshly shed fur decorating every inch of your furniture, then hook your new cat up with Meowfia's premium cat bed cave.
A Winning Window Perch
When it comes to what's going on outside, cats must know everything. Give your furball the front row seat it deserves with the Kitty Sill cat perch from K&H Pet Products. Your cat will enjoy hours of sunbathing and unsanctioned neighborhood patrols atop this ultra-soft orthopedic foam throne.
The Best of Bowls
The relationship between a cat and its bowl is one that can only be described as sacred. Gift your fuzzy friend with the perfect dining set, such as this combo from Kitty City's raised cat bowl collection. Unlike traditional bowls, this set is created with your cat's comfort in mind.
Keeping Your Kitty Hydrated
Unless you want to share your toilet with your thirsty cat, then it's best to outfit your pal with a personal water source. At around $20, the isYoung cat fountain was rated over more expensive fountains as the best way to make sure your cat's water is always fresh.
Get Into Greens
If you ever catch kitty eyeing your houseplants, then it may be time to invest in some feline-friendly greens. You'll score major points when you order some cat grass seeds from Todd's Seeds. Rest assured that the grass is incredibly easy to grow and begins to sprout within days of planting.
It never hurts to help your kitty avoid hairballs with a handy tool like the Furminator for cats. With over 6,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, cat lovers swear by this next-level brushing device. You can select from several different sizes based on your cat's hair length to find the perfect fit for your grooming needs.
Why should you invest in a scratching post like this one from Amazon Basics? Because if you don't, your kitty is likely to DIY one out of your couch. It's not that cats are a vengeful lot, but they need to scratch as much as we need to clip our nails.
The Kitty Clubhouse
Want to be the coolest cat parent on the block? Then present your cat with Go Pet Club's 62-inch cat tree. Cats are engineered with the need to climb, and they will find a way to do it, whether it be on this cool kitty condo or in your Christmas tree.
The Legendary Laser Dot
If you've never seen a cat spy a laser dot, then you've yet to experience the true meaning of glee. Do yourself a favor and send for GO!'s rechargeable light toy. This USB-rechargeable light brings so much more to the table than your average laser pointer.
Experience the Temptation
Looking for a great cat treat? Look no further than Temptations. Known on the streets as "kitty crack," one shake of a bag of these will make any cat snap to attention like a furry little soldier. While they're reasonably priced, they're also nutritionally balanced to keep treat time guilt-free.
The Hidden Litter Box
If you love the idea of having a cat but aren't so keen on sharing your home with a litter box, then don't panic. Now there are stealthy products like this hidden litter box from Good Pet Stuff.
Cool Kitty Litter
Just as there are many litter box options, so too are there plenty of new and handy varieties of kitty litter. There's a brand called Pretty Litter that’ll even help you monitor your cat's health while also delivering maximum odor control.
Help Kitty Get Kicks
Watch your kitty go bananas with this adorable catnip banana toy from Yeowww! Safety concerns are not an issue, because each banana toy is made from cotton twill that's been colored using natural vegetable- or soy-based dyes only. Tucked inside each fantastic fruit is plenty of 100% organic catnip that's totally free of pesticides.
The Ultimate Cardboard Box
Among life's greatest mysteries is how the proudest, most elegant animals on the planet could all be absolutely obsessed with cardboard boxes. Regardless of the reason, you can indulge your cat in style with one of these adorable little cardboard buildings from the ASPCA.
Sleepy Cat Hoodie
If you're ready to take it to the next level as a shameless cat person, then look no further than the KittyRoo sweatshirt. Let's face it. Cats are the world's best cuddlers, and they insist on exercising their talents whenever they see fit.
Keeping Your Cat Curious
It's easy to forget that cats are natural hunters until you find your toes being stalked from beneath the sheets. That's why it's important to help them find outlets for their instincts, like this digger puzzle from Catit.
If there's one toy that every self-respecting kitty must have, it's a great cat wand like this feather teaser from Pet Fit for Life. It comes with a soft yet durable foam handle and two changeable feather attachments that’ll bring out your kitty's inner tiger.
The Best Clean Breath
As impeccable as cats tend to be about keeping themselves well-groomed, there's not much they can do when it comes to dental hygiene. Rather than sending cat owners everywhere to their certain deaths by arming them with feline toothbrushes, most vets recommend alternatives like Feline Greenies.
The Perfect Cat Taxi
While a love of travel is not something cats tend to be known for, the day may come when Mr. Whiskers must journey outside the bounds of his known universe. Between trips to the vet and travel for holidays, it's important to have a good carrier like the Happy Cat premium cat carrier by PetLuv.
The Cat Leash Concept
Say, on the other hand, that you've got a rare indoor cat that doesn't mind venturing out from behind familiar walls. In this case, you might try out an escape-proof harness from Yizhi Miaow.
These Next-level Cat Trees
There are carpet-covered cat trees, and then there are the trees you'll find at A Hidden Hollow. These are admittedly for the cat owner who’s not at a loss for funds (the cheapest ones start at $400), but they're the kind of thing that's very existence will fill every cat owner with a sense of shameless glee.
Friendship Collar/Bracelet Combo
If you're looking for a great cat collar, then you've got to check out the ones from Pettsie. Not only are they soft, comfortable and equipped with a breakaway safety buckle, but they also come with the cutest perk ever: With each order, you get a matching bracelet for yourself.
While these things may look a little crazy, they may just turn out to be your favorite purchase ever. If you have a cat that would rather attack the brush than be groomed by it, then slap on a pair of grooming gloves by H Handson.
Get Into Your Cat's Head
If you're a first-time cat owner or have just been wondering why your cat is engaging in a certain behavior, then it's time for a crash course in cat mojo. Check out Total Cat Mojo by Jackson Galaxy in order to get a sneak peek into what's going on in that furry little head.
These Cool Climbing Shelves
Got a boring wall that you're looking to jazz up a bit? Why not make it way more interesting and fun for your cat at the same time? There's a company out there called Catastrophic Creations that makes all kinds of cat-friendly wall shelves, bridges and other accessories that can turn your wall into a cat-sized theme park.
While we all know that declawing is a cruel and painful procedure for any cat to be forced to undergo, what do you do if you want to protect your furniture? Look into these adorable little claw caps from Soft Paws, of course!
The Cherished Crinkly Tunnel
Want to give kitty a gift that’ll provide years of entertainment? Present your furball with this cat tunnel from Prosper Pet. Trust us. These crinkly little tunnels are a favorite of pretty much every cat and kitten ever.
The Ripple Rug
Okay, so at around $40, this one may initially appear a tad overpriced, but cat owners swear by these things. The Ripple Rug from Snuggly Cat is basically a non-slip rug that comes with another holey rug that you can arrange in fun shapes.
A Recipe for the Perfect Picture
Give your cat a place to shake the stray litter off its paws with this litter mat from Gorilla Grip. This extra-durable mat is designed to prevent slippage and is made from cushy material that gently helps clean your kitty's paws upon leaving the litter box.
The Kitty Treadmill
Last but not least, we have something that every cat owner just needs to know exists: a giant hamster wheel for your cat. This kitty treadmill from One Fast Cat is designed to help indoor cats keep their girlish figures.