Best way to help a feral/stray cat settle in

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Best way to help a feral/stray cat settle in

Post by jamesthomsonn » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:37 pm

We recently fostered a cat that has been living behind our work for all her life. She's 7 months old and never lived in a house before. The CP helped us trap her & now we're looking after her in our home.

I was just wondering what we can be doing to best help her. She's currently confined to one room with food, water, litter tray & lots of hiding spots/cardboard boxes etc. She spends all day in her hiding spot behind a wardrobe & comes out at night to eat & use litter tray. She hasn't come out when we're in the room. What can we be doing to make the transition easiest for her? I know with new cats you should be in the room & get them used to your voice/presence, is it the same with strays? She's in no way vicious, just very timid & scared. Thank you!

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Re: Best way to help a feral/stray cat settle in

Post by Crewella » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:26 pm

Yes, spend an hour or so every day with her, and read to her to get her used to your voice. She will come round. :)

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