|Purred: Fri Nov 5, '10 10:04am PST |
|It's Fluff. My sister and I are both semi-ferals who were brought inside to be housecats, coming up on three years. We were only about 3-4 months old, though, and were used to seeing our person when she fed us every day. We took to using the pan right away and have not made any mistakes. Our person did have another feral who needed a dash of dirt from outside on top of the litter at first so she knew what it was for. It sounds cleaner to use potting soil, but the real thing is better and has all the odors. There is also something called attractant that you can spray on the litter that says this is the right place.
The hardest problem we have had is that we still want to go outside and try to get out all the time. Also, we are very easily bored and tend to get into things a lot. Keep your little guy entertained and give him lots of affection--that is the best thing about being an indoor cat, that and the heating system!
Since your guy is older than we were, you will have to think about getting him neutered right away, as 6 mos is the age when the hormones usually start kicking in. If he starts to spray in the house, you will have a hard time cleaning those areas enough to stop him even after he is fixed.
Good luck and a long happy life together for you!
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