My cat shadow is an indoor at night, outdoor during day cat. Twice now he has disappeared for almost 24hrs and returned

Asked by Member 1111662 on May 19th 2012 in Other Behavior & Training
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Probably starting to live on his own and/or find a mate. Is he neutered?

Zeke answered on 5/20/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Samson T. Hunter

If he's not neutered, do so to prevent unwanted feline pregnancies in the neighbourhood, or rather the entire town (tom cat have big ranges). If he's returning safely, don't worry. Sometimes we cats like to give our humans scares by disappearing for a day or so. Or sometimes it's accidental when our curiosity gets us trapped in a garage or something. Be sure to get your cat micro-chipped so if he gets lost you can be found again. Micro-chips are about the size of a grain of rice and don't hurt the cat at all. A collar with a tag might also be a good idea, but cats sometimes get their collar caught on something and lose it or strangle themselves.

Samson T. Hunter answered on 5/20/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


He WILL come back, but if you are worried get him neutered. Especially if there are other cats in your neighbourhood. My cat has also started to roam and sometimes goes away for a few days, but he ALWAYS comes back!! So don't worry unless you live in a place where lots of cars go by, although our cats are very good at crossing the roads!

Sheba answered on 6/1/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer