Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SJ Newfoundland, Canada
adjusting from outdoors to indoors. . .
Oliver was an outdoor cat. He's soft and free of fleas but it seems he's been relying on garbage and the kindness of neighbors for a while. Last night alone he ate 2 of those wet food packages and again this morning. He's hungry and a little on the skinny side.. Since he noticed the windows in here he's been crying and poking at them.
*currently he's staring at my kitchen window.. Can't tell if he's watchng Lakitu or wanting to go out..
Since Acacia has a lot of cat toys that she forgets she has I shared some to Ollie.. He's very playful but then he remembers he wants to go outside again.
This morning he was laying with me while I read my book and I was petting him and he nibbled my fingers like some cats do which was fine.. But then he began to knaw on my hand until I told him "off".
I want to keep him occupied and I admit I don't have everything I need for him at the moment since we thought we'd be waiting 2 weeks for the other one to be neutered.
How do I help Oliver?? I don't want him to get frustrated about being indoors!! The only time I took a cat in for adjusting was Mama cat and she had her 2 kittens to occupy her full time. How long does it normally take for a cat to adjust to indoors?