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post #1 of 6
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I've moved house and my little Theo hates it. Unfortunately, the flat that we have moved to is next to a very busy main road and i cannot let him out... he would be sqaushed within seconds. The flat is slightly smaller than our last one, and he seems to just walk around the new flat with a look of disdain on his face. He's always been a very chatty cat with me, and quite independant, but now he won't leave me alone (which i'm worried about but secretly love him being so needy) and isn't talking as much. He's eating perfectly fine (mine and his food) and is using his litter perfectly. But i'm so worried that he seems so down.. will it get better?
post #2 of 6
He will adjust. I have been through moving with every cat I have ever had, and it has taken anywhere from a few days to a few weeks for them to get accustomed to new surroundings. It is kind of hard on cats that have been indoor/outdoor, they usually take the longest to adjust, but they always do. Good luck, I hope it does not take too long.
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Thanks so much KrazyKat.. that was just what i needed to hear!! I was wondering whether its cos he is lonely though during the day, he was an indoor/outdoor cat as you said and i'm wondering if he;s missing the interaction that he would normally get? The flat i have has 2 bedrooms, a living room and kitchen, all on one level. Would it be too small to get him a playmate? He has also been on his own for the last 2 years with me, but obviously has been allowed out when he wants to pop out x
post #4 of 6
I live in a 2 bedroom apartment that is right around 900 square feet with two grown cats who do just fine in that amount of space. Of course, they do have varying degrees of vertical space in almost every room that they can jump on, play on, sleep on, etc. Since he's used to being outside, do you have enough toys and perhaps a condo (vertical, climbing area) to keep him entertained? Perhaps getting him a friend would be a good thing as well.

I agree with Rebecca. It takes varying amounts of time for cats to get used to new digs. He may just still be unsure of his new home.
post #5 of 6
I wouldn't get him a new cat until he has fully adjusted to his new place. Does he have cat condos and cat ramps and places he can get up and off the floor? Invest in the farnum Pet Comfort Zone Room Diffuser and start burning those in your home, that will help as well.
post #6 of 6
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ooo thanks for that advice hissy. Theo has more toys than my niece!! i leave them out for him to play with and put catnip treats around the flat for him to find during hte day, have just bought the most enormous huge cat tower as well so i hope that will be okay for him. I'm making sure that we 'play' for at least an hour every night so he is having a good run around the flat. I'm just worried that he might be lonely. I won't get another cat until he is completely settled here, and even then i'm not convinced that is the answer either. Perhaps i should just give up work! lol!!
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