Pet care in the castle isn’t as hard as one may suspect. For the first years in the castle if your pet is struggling with the change I would recommend leaving a dirty shirt or something else with your scent so they don’t feel so alone. For example, if you kennel train your cat while you’re gone you can place a shirt that you recently worn in the kennel with them.
For the new students who have owls have you been to our Owlery yet? It’s located outside of the transfiguration corridor on the way to the Quidditch pitch. Your owls would probably feel most comfortable here due to the ability that they will have socialisation with other owls and they will have the ability to get out and hunt as needed.
For those with rats I would keep a close eye on them since cats still like a good rat! For them, I would i keep them in a proper cage, or kennel your cat when you’re not in class.
Last but not least the pygmy puffs. These rolly polly creatures need plenty of space to roll around for exercise. They love to eat your boogers while you’re sleeping. Maybe there a new cure for the common cold or sinus infection one will never know. These guys love to eat about anything is there something on your plate you tried and didn’t care for. They will help clean that up there almost like a garbage disposal.
If you have any questions or need help getting your pet adjusted to the castle. Don’t be afraid to owl me, even have your cat deliver me a message, or see me in person.