Try to create an open and safe place for your kitty so they can adjust to their new surroundings. He has been here for more than 16 days.
It is normal for a new cat to hide for the first few days.
New cat hiding for days. If you’ve adopted a shy cat, we recommend removing large items of furniture from the room, such as beds and dressers. If you have been searching, having looked everywhere you can think, then you might want to wait for a while. Even now, he's still pretty skittery with loud noises and things.
The best way to make your cat comfortable enough to come out of hiding is to give it time to adjust to its new surroundings. Two days ago, i had to gently coax him out of the closet. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
During this time, try not to force the cat to come out of its hiding spot. Give your cat some time. 2 weeks is an average adjustment time for most cats.
A couple days ago, i adopted a cat from a lady off craigslist. Your cat may have found a hiding spot that you have missed and may just be taking a nap there. Hi there, i'm new here.
May 23, 2018 #1 starmaid2 tcs member thread starter. She has got to be hungry and has to use the litterbox at some point. She has been hiding under our dresser the entire time.
Some cats hide for a few days because their new environment is unfamiliar and scary. Bonding with your new cat An adult cat with past trauma may need more time to adjust than a new kitten who is simply shy and timid.
This is a sign of anxiety; 7 tips to stop your cat from hiding 1. You can help by regularly trying to coax him out with a soft voice and possibly some tasty treats or a cat toy.
Common reasons why your cat may cower and want to avoid the public spotlight include one or more of the following conditions: We went to go pick her up, and everything seemed fine. This new cat is 4 yrs old.
I have 2 cats one is tame and one is a scared cat, we have just moved house and i managed to move one of my cats into a cage but the scared one ran away before i could put her in her cage so she is still at the old house but won't came out of hiding and she is scared of the new tenants. He might be hiding from you or from the other pet. Moving in with a new family can be quite stressful on a cat who should not be forced to come out.
It can take a day, 5 days, a couple of weeks or more for your new cat to relax. So we brought her home yesterday, and she has been hiding ever since. When you first bring your new cat home, he may immediately retreat to the space under the bed, as far from your reach as he can get.
Ask question asked 3 years, 9 months ago. New cat in the house. You can avoid pitfalls with your new critter and help him or her adapt more easily by following these guidelines:
Cats are sensitive to changes. If you have just got a new cat in the house, your other cat will show behavioral changes. Was it perhaps a mistake to get a ten month old cat instead of a few week old kitten?
She won't come out to eat and i am afraid to know about the accidents she is having. No matter how familiar a cat is with their environment, they will always want to know where the nearest escape route is! I'm beginning to become a little worried that she won't quite fit in with our family.
I had not seen him at all for more than 14 days. The correct method to get a cat out of hiding depends heavily on the reason why the cat is hiding in the first place. Daily interaction with your cat is essential for his emotional well being, and to forge a deep, loving bond between owner and cat.
Hiding may also occur if. Most cats take a couple of weeks to acclimate, but it might take a month or two. She was so affectionate the few times we visited her at the shelter but.
Cat hiding and cats in new homes. All cats need is a little time and space to adjust. If you can't find your indoor cat after intensive searching, try waiting for an hour before expanding the search.
Your cat is anxious because he fears he will no longer be the center of attention. Help your new cat get to know you. Give your cat time to get used to its new home.
Never force them to come out, and always leave them alone to explore in their own time. “sometimes, the first indication to the guardian that their cat is sick is hiding behavior,” parry says. Active 2 years, 8 months ago.
I adopted an adult cat (3 years old) from a local shelter a week ago and he rarely comes out from hiding under my bed. About two or three days after i got him he did wander around my apartment, but the last two days he refuses to come out from hiding except to eat and use the litter box. We adopted a 1 year old cat from our local adoption shelter and brought her home almost 2 days ago.
It is much easier to interact with a cat hiding in a box than a cat hiding under a bed. Nthing give him some time. our new older cat hid for a few days, then explored only at night for a few more days, then came out to see us (but ran if anyone else came by), and only now (3+ weeks) is starting to come out when other people are around. I had a cat for about 16yrs then he died 2 years ago.
So i just went and got a new cat from a shelter, she's the cutest thing and looks just like my first cat that i had. If your new pet wants to hide, let them, and give them some space! Be prepared should be your mantra when bringing a new pet into your home.
A bored and ignored cat may spend time hiding away. Cat hiding behavior is not unusual and is a normal feline response. When a new cat is hiding away, it’s important to give them time to adjust to their surroundings.
The sad thing is, this ten month old cat has been hiding since we brought her home a three days ago. Cats withdraw suddenly from life and hide the day away when something is just not right in their universe. New cat is hiding and not eating.
If your new kitty has taken to hiding, be sure to leave doors open and never block the exits to a room. As long as your cat is eating, drinking, using the litter box (even if its under the bed!) and not showing any signs of illness, it is generally safe to leave them in their hiding spot. Cats are particularly sensitive to new surroundings and some may hide under a bed or in a closet for days or even weeks.
Start date may 23, 2018; She hasn't come out to play, eat or do her business. If your cat is suddenly hiding, and seems more antisocial than normal, a visit to the veterinarian is recommended to rule out any medical issues.
The standard advice to prevent cat hiding is to set up a small room — like a. If a cat is often left to his own devices and no one initiates playtime or cuddle time, soon you will have an aloof cat who actually shies away from human contact. Cardboard boxes or sheets draped over chairs make ideal hiding spots when you first bring kitty home.
A medical problem, pain, fear or stress. Got him out, talking to him all the way. Now that she's home, i'm worried.