When you first bring a new cat to your home, you need to prepare your home for the cat’s arrival first. That means stashing away any poisonous liquids, plants, or chemicals that your cat might ingest by mistake. You should also put away any breakable items, close any windows or doors that could let the cat out, and rearrange your life for the convenience of the cat.
Make sure you also put out a litter box in an out of the way place for the cat. Then give your cat a week or two to get used to its new surroundings. Within a short amount of time, your cat should become comfortable with its new home and freely shred your drapes and sofas just because it can. After preparing your home for a cat, you might wonder why you even bothered after your cat helps destroy your home right before your eyes.