The basics to me in raising a cat, would be. Lots of love. Go to a good pet store and ask what food would be best. Watch for any changes in the fur, cat biting on fur, abnormal stool, eyes not looking right. I have 2 cats and I recently bought them a cat tree. They love it. It is a great way to entertain them, especially if you work or live in an apartment or condo. Just a thought.