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post #1 of 8
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I'm not sure if this is the right forum but I have a question for those of you who have cats living in the same house but in separate parts. How do you keep them separate? Are they in their own rooms with doors closed? I know some of you have your cats on different levels of your home. Do you have doors at each level? Do you have some other way of keep them on their respective floors? Or do they just stay there on their own?
post #2 of 8
All my cats go wherever they want to but when I have fosters here, they stay in the bathroom if it is just for a few days or else they stay in my room if it is a longer stay.
post #3 of 8
I have a spare bedroom that I keep any permanent separations in. That in mind, I'm fortunate that I don't have to keep any of mine separate, but I have had just a few fosters in that couldn't be with my cats (just continually created stress all around) The longest I had one and had to keep her separate was about 3 months. I would still rotate and coop mine up to let her have the run of the house for a bit though.

I have a good friend that rescues that has two FIV positive cats that stay permanently in her basement (which is finished). And she also has one feral that she is working with that stays in a spare room, she's had her in for about a year now.
post #4 of 8
I have had cats that lived in different parts of the house through choice (I have an open plan house), and fosters have their own room - even after isolation, they are still kept separate for part of the day, so mine aren't having to put up with strangers too much.
post #5 of 8
I have three cats who live in my bedroom. I was fostering them while they were pregnant/nursing so that is where they're comfortable and it's only recently that one of them has started getting adventurous and darting out the bedroom door on occasion when I open it. She comes out and explores for a while but is always happy to go back to the bedroom. The other two have shown no interest in venturing out.
post #6 of 8
Missed this one!

I have to keep Maisie and Kitty seperated because Kitty just freaks.
Seeing as I live in a one bedroom flat, the bedroom is now Maisies room and Kitty has the rest of the flat.

The door is always kept shut and it works well for us now because Maisie was too lonely when she was in the office round the back and it made her sick She just wants to sleep most of the time and even when we have `Maisie time` in the afternoon, she goes back to sleep after 20 mins so she`s not an active girl.

When Kitty was away at the vets last week I left the door open for her but she looks out the door and then curls up on the bed and goes back to sleep!

Kitty accepts these arrangements as long as the door stays shut. He wants in occassionaly but only to see if she left him food

It would be great to have my bedroom back but it`s a small price to pay to keep them both happy
post #7 of 8
I am sooooooo thankful all three of my girls get along!!! In fact, I have never had to keep cats seperated aside from 'quarenteen' periods...ever.

When I take in the occasional foster, I will keep it in our spare room, then after a while simply let it out in the general population; I have a 'policy' that I won't introduce older cats into an already established household, and this has always worked for me; Older felines 'usually' always accept a young kitty because they usually realize that a young cat doesn't pose a threat to their already established 'roles'...they simply show that kitty where he\\she stands, and that's that. With an older cat, things can go awry really fast...so I foster the youngsters instead.
post #8 of 8
That's interesting Faiths Mum - I find the opposite is true. I adopt senior cats, and they accept older cats much easier than youngsters. They haven't accepted anything under the age of 2, yet Molly will happily let my 17yo foster on the bed (but no one else) - I think it is cos she knows she is older and no threat to her.
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