He was a feral kitten hiding under my porch when I first found him and took him in, he was apprx. 5-6 weeks old.
He didnt get neutered until 10 months old and I know that is a bit late, and Im wondering if that factors into why he constantly craves to be outside. Also he still marks places outside, and sometimes sprays a little when you pick him up sometimes, but its more like an automatic thing, I dont think hes intending to do it. But does still spray when hes outside and i think senses a stray female around.
He cries alllllllllllllllll day long over and over again, so persitent and loud moans and meeeoouurrhhhs. It annoys me but his crying makes me sad too.
I personally hate the fact that he wants to go outside and Ive tried almost everything. I put him out on a harness and leash, Ive even recently finished building him an outdoor CAT HOUSE! Which he doesnt even use! ARGH! Its like nothing is good enough for him unless hes outside running free and hunting. Which is another big reason I dont want him running free, not to mention other dangers. Note: (My house is the only one on a dead end street, secluded with no through traffic, so i dont have to worry bout cars)
Anyways For one I dont want him to kill anything and he can get sick and catch worms and etc..
Im at my ends here, I absolutely adore my cat, but this crying and outside thing is a big problem, hes actually still crying right now as Im typing this and its 3:45 in the morning!! Running back and forth from rooms window to window UGH.
He is crying more lately because there is a female cat around, but even before he still cries almost as much.
Its so bad that every year I cannot wait till Winter comes cause then I know he will shut up and not want to go outside in the cold and deep snow, only time the house ever gets peace and quiet.
So I am literally BEGGING ANYONE please please give me some advice or tips.
I know there is this product called Feliway or something, its supposed to calm down stressed cats. A plug in that releases phremones? I think.
Do you think that could help?
Thank you so much everyone in advance. I appreciate ANY help.