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Cat-diffrent house?

post #1 of 13
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My mom and dad want me to bring my 9 month old kitten over for a couple hrs at there house. Will she be ok? Is it going to confuse her? Or should I just leave her at my house?
post #2 of 13
leave her home ...
post #3 of 13
In general, cats don't like a new environment. But kittens are often bolder and less territorial (because the whole world is new territory to them). So you could try it, and see how she does. Does she spend the whole time under the bed, or does she come out after a while and start exploring and playing?

Then you'll know whether you can do it again in the future. A few hours isn't going to cause her any harm.
post #4 of 13
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She likes when i bring new things home,she is noisey,haha. Im thinkin she might like to explore my parents house? Bigger house than mine.
post #5 of 13
I would be inclined to take her and see how it goes. It might be good to have her get used to your parents' house in case you ever need them to look after her.

My friend takes her Ragdoll to her mom's place often when she goes out of town or on vacation. Minka (her Ragdoll) is quite used to it now and it never is an issue.

We also took Bijou and Mika out with us shopping when they were small and now they both love the car and often go out with us.
post #6 of 13
I take Eek places! If he sneaks out the door with me its over from there and he comes with! He really likes it but I really think it depends on the cat! When I take my BooBoo out he wets his fuzzy pants!! (shh, dont tell him I told you that!)
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I take Eek places! If he sneaks out the door with me its over from there and he comes with! He really likes it but I really think it depends on the cat! When I take my BooBoo out he wets his fuzzy pants!! (shh, dont tell him I told you that!)
Aw what a tattle-tale. Poor BooBoo.
post #8 of 13
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I took her over and she loved it,she loves to ride in the car too. I think she is a dog lol.
post #9 of 13
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I took her over and she loved it,she loves to ride in the car too. I think she is a dog lol.
Excellent! I think it really does depend on the cat, its temperament, etc. I believe a lot is due to conditioning but if you have a really easily spooked cat, then it probably wouldn't work so well.

Now that you know it is OK for her, I would take her with me more often so she gets used to being there and if you ever need them to care for her while you go away on vacation or whatever, she will be fine with them.

Our biggest problem is getting Bijou OUT of the car when we get home. He just lays down in the back seat and doesn't want to get out.
post #10 of 13
That's excellent! I think unless they're very nervous and get really freaked out by that sort of thing, it's a good idea to introduce them to different environments when they're young - makes it so much easier if they ever have to stay at a cattery while you're away, or overnight at the vets, or if you move house. Obviously if they aren't happy doing it, then don't make them, but of course you know your cat best

After all, plenty of cats are perfectly happy to regularly travel to shows and stay there all day with the sights and sounds of a busy showhall going on around them!

I know my 2 would be quite excited going on a trip to someone else's house, not sure the house would be able to withstand their 'investigation' though!
post #11 of 13
Many cats don't like change, but there are cats out there that could care less where they go and enjoy things. Glad your kitten was one of those. IMO sometimes its a good thing to expose the cat early in life to new places/enviroments and then they are not so skittish if you have to move, etc. They take things in stride.

Charlie doesn't like car riding but really loves the show hall, hotel, etc. - he thinks its just fun and games to have a new place to "check out".
post #12 of 13
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Oh she investagted the whole house too,then she came home and played for a lil bit then took a 6 hr nap,must have wore her out. I kept her in a pet taxi in the car,i wonder if she would be ok loose in the car,im thinkn if she doesnt mind the pet taxi then why let her out?
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Oh she investagted the whole house too,then she came home and played for a lil bit then took a 6 hr nap,must have wore her out. I kept her in a pet taxi in the car,i wonder if she would be ok loose in the car,im thinkn if she doesnt mind the pet taxi then why let her out?
You are quite right - keeping her in the pet taxi is much safer if she doesn't mind it. Unfortunately Bijou and Mika do not like to be confined but they are both very good about not going into the footwell areas. They much prefer sleeping on the back seat or on the passenger's lap. I do bring the carrier with us and set it up with the door open and a towel over it so that if they wish to crawl in and have a nap they can. That works too.
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