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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-16-2009, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Random cat coming in our house and resident cats not pleased

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I am in a bit of a pickle. I have 2 gorgeous cats Mandy and Rita. We all live happily together. However lately a random and very bold cat has been coming in our house and going to their food and generally hanging about. Neither Mandy nor Rita are fighting it off but I am looking for a way of deterring the other cat without deterring Mandy and Rita. I think it is making them a bit withdrawn and confused that this interloper just casually pushes past them and enters their house like he lives there! (I don't know if its a boy or a girl actually, both my cats are spayed).

Any advice would be appreciated. Nobody is fighting yet and I just turf the cat out but its not a long term solution.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-16-2009, 08:25 PM
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Re: Random cat coming in our house and resident cats not pleased

Water squirt bottle. I'd never do it to my own cats but I'd use it to defend against a home invasion, unless you WANT a third cat. Are you sure you don't want a third?

The last time people tried to elimate free roaming cats it resulted in The Black Plague.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-16-2009, 08:49 PM
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How is this cat getting in? Do you have an un-attended cat-flap? If so, I'd lock that right up and let your cats in/out manually so you can monitor who is coming/going. There are cat flaps that have a 'reader' in them and will only let in cats who are wearing a reader/chip on their collar. This could help keep the interloper out...though I wonder if either of your cats got too close to the cat flap when the interloper was out and trying to get in, if their collar would open the flap for him and he'd get in anyways?



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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-2009, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Random cat coming in our house and resident cats not pleased

Thanks I will try these things.

The other cat is getting in the top window like Mandy and Rita use in the night because I am asleep and we don't have a catflap yet for the most exterior door. (i know this is a security nightmare and I am really asking for more trouble than an unwelcome cat but ANYWAY!) So I will try lying in ambush for this cheeky little cat. In truth he is very sweet he came in and got on our bed and curled up like he was going to sleep! But I really can't get another cat and anyway I think he has his own home !

Thanks for advice xxx
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 09:53 PM
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how cute! How is it going with him now?
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