Is there a proper way? - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Cats Your scratching post for anything feline related!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2005, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
I'm A Blonde At Heart
 
Trickiesmurf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Savannah, GA
Age: 35
Posts: 3,136
 
Is there a proper way?

My best friends and her boyfriends family just moved. hes an indoor/out door cat. He is ten as well. Is there a proper way to get him used to the house. Right now all he does is hide under the beds. they are not letting him outside because they dont want him to run away. Is there a proper way of doign this. They have a room for him that has his kitty scratcher thing thats 8 feet tall and has a bed with it. A litter box, and food, are they supposed to keep him in there for awhile or should he just stay in the house?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Trickiesmurf is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-30-2005, 12:22 AM
Part of the Pack
 
mm_simb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Houston, Tx.
Age: 33
Posts: 457
 
I let my cat explore the house the day we moved...but he isn't that old. I'm not really sure if there is a proper way. I guess they can keep him in the room for a few days then when they see that he's getting comfortable in there just let him explore the rest of the house. I would provide litterboxes around the house incase he cant get to one on time. Of course, this is a kitten and he can hold it, but you never know.
My cat wasn't that shy when we moved. Sky was when she first got to my house. I let her stay in my bathroom for a while. Then I moved her to our spare bedroom...then I moved her to my bedroom. And then after like 2 weeks, I let her explore the rest of the house. After like 30 minutes, she came back to my room.

My babies...

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mm_simb is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-30-2005, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
I'm A Blonde At Heart
 
Trickiesmurf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Savannah, GA
Age: 35
Posts: 3,136
 
we let him out but he just went into her boyfriend parents BR and hid under the bed, we couldnt get him out, so just in case they got home when we were gone we closed him up in there.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Trickiesmurf is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-30-2005, 01:14 PM
Newborn Pup
 
Randy K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 24
 
He's hiding because he's frightened and insecure. Generally you can introduce a young or timid cat to a new home by starting one room at a time. If the bedroom is comfortable for him, keep him in there by closing the door. Visit him in there and move his food and litter box there too. Eventually he will have "conquered" the room and will be ready to see what lies beyond the door. Don't rush him as that will only make the problem worse. He needs to operate on his own schedule.

Our Tabby Bubbles is quite timid and we are going through this with her. Our two Abyssinians, Mango & Peaches, took over the new place a few minutes after arriving - but they are bold and confident by nature - and are running around the place like it's always been home. Little Bubs isn't ready to leave the bedroom quite yet.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Randy K is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-04-2005, 11:58 AM
Aspires to Change Oil
 
Keritsubo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Orlando, Florida
Age: 34
Posts: 2,901
 
Unless there are new cats in teh household to be introduced to i tend tojust leave all doors open and let the cat roam as it pleases. If it has hid itself in one room then I choose to move all the things (Litterbox, food, water, etc) there and maybe shut the door if there are many people. If the house is quiet without too much disturbances I would just let the cat roam as it pleases, or stay hidden if it wants... He'll come around in his own time.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, [username] .
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
are you new member? have questions?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Feel free to PM or IM me.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Contacts are my profile.
Keritsubo is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2005, 06:06 PM
Newborn Pup
 
Gekrabbel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South Coast U.K.
Posts: 25
 
When we have moved we have always let the cats have run of the House ASAP. As long as its safe. Mainly because they'd drive us bananas if we tried to limit them to one room. It doesnt take them long to sniff out the olace and make them self comfortable as long as they have some familiar objects and smells around.

Dx


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Gekrabbel is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2005, 11:42 PM
Suffers From Southern Belle Syndrome
 
pihlaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,224
     
With the girls, I set up their kitty trees ASAP before letting them run free so that there would at least some some familiar scents in the house and I made sure to keep their litter box close to them.

Other than that, I let them explore the house when they wanted. I would try keeping things relatively quiet for the next few days and don't have too many visitors over--I found that people coming over stressed Galina out even more and she didn't want to come out.

If they're not introducing a new member of the family, I would keep all the doors open for him and just let him explore when he's ready to.

He'll come around in time. Cats just like to do things on their terms.

And they're right in not letting him outside just yet. If they want to keep him as an indoor/outdoor cat, I would suggest not letting him out for at least a few more months and when they do start letting him out, have it be on leash at first so that he can be supervised and will not run off if something scares him. This will help him safely get used to his new territory.


Edit:

P.S.--

Most cats don't like to have their food and water near the litter box, and it can become unhygenic, so I would suggest them move one of the items to another room that is not far away, but does cause the cat to come out some--even if it's only at night when everyone is sleeping.

― Rowan

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
I've been frosted!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

pihlaja is offline  
Reply

Tags
litter box, outdoor cat


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome