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Thread Starter 
Hello Everyone,

I recently adopted a 2 year old tabby who was at a foster home. She is a sweet little girl who was spayed and front declawed.

I have a question. The first few nights were fine. We would turn off the lights and she would go to sleep in her bed. But last night she was crying outside our bedroom door. Is there any way of discourging this. When i let her in the room she is too active and keeps us both awake. So i would rather keep her out during the nights. Can anyone give me any advice?

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My boys do not sleep with us for that very reason. They have their own beds in the bath/laundry room....also their litter in in the closet in that room...and I keep food and water on the other side of the room away from the litter. That is where they spend their nights (sleeping in their beds I might least they always are whenever we have to go in there in the middle of the night to use the toilet.)
The first night or two your kitty may protest, but he will get used to it. Try putting a ticking clock or a radio with soft mucic on quietly with him...and turn a fan on in your room for "cover noise" so that you can`t hear him protesting while you are trying to sleep. (May not need to do the latter at all..or maybe for the first night or two only)
We do have 2 cats to keep each other i don`t know if getting yours used to it will take a bit longer or not....but he will adjust if you are consistant.
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post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks. Seems like that is the solution of choice. It just that it breaks my heart to hear her cry
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Welcome to TCS and congratulations on your new cat! I wonder why she is so active at night - could it be that you are busy during the day, and she sleeps all day and then wants companionship/playmates at night? I have more than one cat, and Joey is GREAT about sleeping with me. If the others, esp. the kittens, are active, I make a "SCHSCH" warning sound, and if they ignore that, I tell them "NO", and if they continue, I put them outside the room. If your cat is complaining so loudly, sounds as if she might be lonely - could a new sibling or two be the answer?
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Welcome ... I'm new here too. I've had many kitties crying outside my door at night ... usually in time, they get the message and find elsewhere to sleep! Good luck!

post #9 of 15
awwww it sure does break your heart to hear them cry doesnt it? It still breaks my heart years later !!
But yes the best thing is to ignore it and she will get the hint. Our boys dont come in our bedroom at night either and they rarely meow at the door.

Glad you have joined us - hope you stick around and we can get to know you & your new kitty

Welcome to TCS
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Hi there - we're so happy to welcome you and your new kitty to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions

She is likely to be quite stressed having recently gotten used to a new family - it's lovely that she wants to be with you at night though . Realistically, it seems that you have two choices, if you don't want her to share your room at night, then you will have to put up with the noise for a few nights until she gets used to the idea that the door is shut and can't get in. Either that, or if you don't mind her sharing your room, give her an energetic playtime, then a good meal before bedtime and you will probably find that she is ready for sleep then. We did that with our two indoor kitties and they soon settled down to the same sleep routine as us.

Good luck
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Hello and welcome..
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Hello and It's nice to meet you!!
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Reilly & I welcome you to TCS!
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Wellcome, wellcome and once more wellcome!!!
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