During Winter my cat stays in 2story neat heated building.He also stays there every night in Summer since his friend was killed by wild animal possibly a coyote. He is so sad and lonely, His personality is timid. I have 2spayed cats for his new company. Should I put them in a large cage with box, food and water and half covered for the first few days? They are also going to be petrified
on Jan 15th 2013
in Behavior & Training
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This is how I accustomed my rescue, Izzie, to my home 5 years ago and it worked. If you don't have a separate room to keep them in, keeping them in a cage will be much more successful than just putting them together with the male. When I socialized Izzie, I had him in a cage in my den. While it was not the busiest room in the house, I spent much (quiet) time on the computer and he got used to me. I would speak to him, play with him (through the bars) and let him decide for himself if he wanted to be part of our family. After about a week, I let my other cat, Ernie, into the room. After another week of frequent visits, I let Izzie out of the cage to meet Ernie. It went very well. It was about a month before Izzie had the run of the entire house.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 1/15/13. Helpful? / 0