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Indoor/outdoor kitties

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  • Indoor/outdoor kitties

    I grew up having multiple indoor/outdoor cats. Multiple indoor/outdoor dogs as well. I don’t remember ever having less than 4 dogs and same as cats.

    I moved out on my own and ended up getting one very lazy indoor cat that’s well behaved, besides being overweight and kind of a jerk to my other cats.

    I got two kittens from a local horse trainer last year. Messed up and didn’t get boy cat fixed right away. He’s always been an indoor cat since I got him. After he sprayed allllll over my clothes / my husbands clothes I kicked him out. Felt really guilty... me being paranoid to the max and slightly ridiculous I figured he got eaten by an owl or a neighbors dog or all the coyotes around here.

    He came back a few days later. Was super happy to be back home.

    I have an appointment this week to get him fixed and all his shots.

    We are moving into a new house within the next week. I am going to be having a baby in 10 days.

    How hard would it be for him to adjust to being an indoor outdoor cat? Of course after he’s fixed/has shots and a breakaway collar.

    My other female cat will never be an outdoor cat. She has no outdoor instincts (maybe she does). I also have the sister to this male cat who’s kinda aloof.

    I’m just worried he will get hurt or eaten or shot at.

  • #2
    With ALL the variables - moving - baby - ALL the cats need to be indoor cats in order to keep them safe ~ IMHO •
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


    • Original Poster

      Originally posted by Zu Zu View Post
      With ALL the variables - moving - baby - ALL the cats need to be indoor cats in order to keep them safe ~ IMHO •
      Got it, makes sense!


      • #4
        Yes, some cats don't take well to moving and if you let them outside too early, they make take off- forever. I think you
        need to keep him inside for a few months at least.
        "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


        • #5
          Definitely keep him indoors for at least a few weeks/months. Otherwise they can and do get lost.

          As far as whether he'll eventually transition to indoor/outdoor, some do, some don't. He'll let you know! Mine kept trying to bust out, and then when they eventually did, they both hid under the front porch. But eventually they got bolder and started exploring. :-)