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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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My cats are scared to death of the porch...

They are both brothers and about a year old. But for some reason they are scared to death to come out on the porch and enjoy the outdoors with me. I feel like I should introduce them to it since I can't let them out because of the traffic outside of my apartment.

I'll open the sliding door, and they just lay there at the entrance. They look outside and sniff around as if they are very interested but they just are unable to get the courage to come out. And since they are technically indoor cats, I'd like to introduce them to the porch so they can at least have SOME outdoors experience. Better than nothing I figure.

Maybe its because I'm on the second floor and we're high up? And that freaks them out? I dunno. What do you think?
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Re: My cats are scared to death of the porch...

Be happy that you don't have the opposite problem - count your blessings!

So many inside cats cry to get out.

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Re: My cats are scared to death of the porch...

I had a similar problem with my Tobe initially. I wanted him to enjoy the garden, but he was afriad to go outside. So, I just left the door open (with me supervising) and slowly, but surely, he ventured outslde and now he LOVES the garden! He just needed to build his confidence.

But I wouldnt worry either way.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 11:57 PM
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Re: My cats are scared to death of the porch...

Well, maybe someone else can shed some more light on this topic, because I have no idea. But I do agree, be happy they don't cry to get out! I am also in an apartment on the second floor, and used to let my two cats on the porch every night. My little meezer was SO curious about everything going on below her that she finally got the courage to JUMP off of the balcony! Now she can only go out while I supervise.
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