Re: CHARLIE CAT
Getting him neutered should take care of the majority of the crying. Not sure about the smelly room, it could just be due to the fact that intact males have a very strong scent about them or because he has been spraying urine to mark scent or a combination of both. If it's the former, it will resolve after neutering. If it's the latter you will need to get a black light and an enzymatic cleaner (Nature's Miracle, Simple Solution, Odo Ban, Urine Off are brands here in the States, don't know what's available to you). You will really need to soak the spots you find and since this has been going on for years, probably apply the cleaner several times. Hopefully the spraying will resolve itself after neutering, but no guarantees. That's one of the reasons it's recommended to get a cat neutered before reaching sexual maturity, so spraying doesn't start. The litter box smells so awful because intact male urine is extremely strong. Again neutering should clear this up. But if course you should be scooping the box daily and cleaning it regularly. Urine allowed to sit for more than a daily will get a very strong ammonia smell. And no, true cat lovers don't like the smell any more than you do.
Once he's been neutered, it may take a month or so for the hormones to get out of his system and some of these behaviors and smells to change.
The crying at your bedroom door is pretty normal for all cats. They hate closed doors, especially when their human is on the other side of the door. Maybe once he's been neutered and some of the issues resolve you'll be willing to let him in. The shyness is just the way some cats are. They all have different personalities when it comes to people. I have one that greets people at the door and is their best friend, she's all over them and wants them to play with her. Another who will greet them and then watch from afar. And my 19 lb male chicken-cat runs upstairs and hides when somebody he doesn't know comes in. He does eventually come down and make friends, but it takes a good hour or more. So Charlie is pretty typical for a cat in that regard.
Destroying curtains and chairs....do you clip his nails? Does he have scratching posts? There should be multiple posts in the house. You need to figure out what sort of surface he likes...carpet, sisal, cardboard, wood etc. And whether he likes flat surfaces, inclined and vertical. Then buy some appropriate posts.
Vomiting because he eats too much....give him less. Don't leave a never ending bowl down for him. Give him 2 or 3 meals of measured out reasonable sized portions. If he still wolfs it down, put a golf ball in the bowl so he has to pick around it and it will slow him down. Giving him reasonable portions will also help prevent him from gaining weight and being at risk for all the diseases that come with it. Wet food is so much better for him. Any you can entice him to eat would be a benefit. Does you still have a rodent problem? Does he eat his catch? That's actually better for him than dry food too.
It takes some work to have an indoor cat, Charlie needs you to help keep life interesting...playing with him regularly with interactive toys (Da Bird and laser pointers are great). Making sure he has windows to look out of, a cat tree to climb on. And toys he can play with himself. Clip his nails, give him scratching posts, clean his litter box. And most of all, he needs love and attention from his human.
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