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Skittish cat

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by Ellie959, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Ellie959

    Ellie959 PetForums Newbie

    Jun 12, 2019
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    hi, I’m not sure this is the correct place to post this but. I’m getting my windows and doors replaced in my house and I’m worried my skittish cat won’t see my house as his ‘safe place’ and run away? Has any experienced this or have any advice on how to smooth the transition!

  2. lorilu

    lorilu PetForums VIP

    Sep 6, 2009
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    The most important thing is to make sure he is safe while all this is going on. How many days is this going to take? Is there any room in the house that won't be having any work done? That is the room I would set up for him to be in during the work. And make sure the work people know that door is NOT to be opened.

    In fact I would go so far as to install an eye hook type lock on the outside of the door just for the time, to ensure they remember not to open that door.
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  3. chillminx

    chillminx PetForums VIP

    Nov 22, 2010
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    I agree with lorilu.

    But if every room in your house will be having new windows and doors fitted, then I would put your cat into a cattery for the duration of the work (probably a couple of days), He will be much safer there.
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  4. Soozi

    Soozi PetForums VIP

    Jun 28, 2013
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    Personally I would remove her from the disruption and upheaval these sort of works will cause l would put her in a good cattery for as long as the work takes at least you know it will be quiet and she will be safe, she probably won’t like it but it will be far less stressful imo.
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