|Purred: Fri May 31, '13 6:35am PST |
I am a first time cat owner and very new to having a kitten around the house (always owned dogs). My fiance and I rescued a kitten, Caius, from a shelter this past wednesday and we have no other pets except a few fish. The shelter said to leave the cat confined to one foom for two weeks to help him get adjusted to his new home, and they said there is another reason for it too, but I honestly forget (they also said that the kitten will maybe be more prone to accidents if he has reign to the entire house too fast). The first day he seemed very scared in his new room, but yesterday was 100% fine with it and us. He comes to the door when we get there, is very social, playing, eating and knows his litter location with zero accidents so far. We live in a two bedroom apartment so there are no stairs or anything that the cat would have to traverse to get anywhere else in the house, but I feel like two weeks is a long time based on how confortable he feels already. Experienced cat owners, what are your recommendations to how much longer I should wait before allowing him to see the rest of the apartment, and what other suggestions do you have for what I can do to make Caius feel comfrotable in his new home...again never owned a cat before and I only really know how to handle puppies...what are VERY different as you may know.
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