Let my 2 cats out for the first time tonight, need advise

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Let my 2 cats out for the first time tonight, need advise

Post by Emzr-2014 » Thu May 21, 2015 6:34 pm

I have two rescue kittens, they were abandoned as babies, i got two brothers, I got them at six monthsld, they r now just over a year, I have just let them out about an hour ago, they were meowing like mad when went out as if they were scared but wouldn't come near me and hid in the bush which I know they do for around an hour to they get their barings. How long should I leave them before going down and calling them and will they come to me??

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Re: Let my 2 cats out for the first time tonight, need advis

Post by Lilith » Thu May 21, 2015 6:45 pm

Hi and welcome. If it's their first time out I'd stay with them and talk to them to give them confidence, and do that for the first few times. If it's practicable, I'd also leave a door or window open for them if they want to come back in; they might not want to stay out for long at first. Good luck :)

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Re: Let my 2 cats out for the first time tonight, need advis

Post by Crewella » Fri May 22, 2015 4:36 am

It's always a good idea to let them out not long before feeding time at first, that way they soon get the hang of coming back in when you call them. I let new cats out for just a few minutes at first, and always supervised, until I'm sure they know where home is and can find their way back home. Good luck!

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Post by Hazel » Sun May 24, 2015 2:43 pm

Did they come back ok? Have they got used to it now? I agree with Crewella, it's easiest to do it when they are hungry at first and they won't wander too far or for too long.

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