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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-05-2008, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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moving cats to my new place

Hi everyone,

Need some sage advice from all of you. I got my two cats Gossamer and Belvadere when they were kittens after I was settled in my (then new) apartment. They have never been outdoor cats and will never be. Now I am moving to a new place and I am concerned about the shock of a new environment it may cause for my kitties. I am in the process of moving right now and G and B definitely know that somethings afoot because furniture is being moved out.
My plan in settling them in is to get my bedroom settled first, offer food, and release them to the new environment of my new bedroom.
Is this a good plan?
Since they have never been outdoor cats, will the transition to a newplace be easier (I hope)?
What else can I tweek to offer a good transition for my little guys?
What problems should I look out for?
What other things have I not considered?

Thanks for any help!

Maria
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-05-2008, 03:28 PM
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When I moved, I kept Cinderella in my bathroom while the movers were there, then I put her in the new bathroom while my stuff was being moved in. She didn't like it and I hated doing it, but it was the least stressful place. If you get your bedroom set up first, you could put them in there with their stuff. It should be fine. They'll love inspecting the new place.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-05-2008, 03:33 PM
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You plan sounds good. Make sure to keep familiar things around them, now is not the time to buy new dishes or litter boxes etc. Give them familiar smelling things to comfort them, especially something with your scent, like an old t-shirt that is unwashed.

Cats usually adapt to a move really well, just let them progress and wander at their own pace. When you let them out in the new place, they'll sniff everything like crazy...very normal response.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-06-2008, 06:52 PM
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Be sure and have them chipped and outfitted with collars before you move. Just in case!
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