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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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How long before she will eat??

She's been inside for 24 hrs., and I still haven't seen her eat anything. She is still in her hiding spot, which is what I expected, but when do you think she will start to eat? I'm hoping when it is dark and quiet she will come out to eat.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 10:16 PM
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Is her food in the same room with her? Is it the same type of food she was eating before? I think you're right, she'll probably come out at night when it's quiet.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, her food is in the same room with her, and it is the same kinds she hd before. This is all so new to her, every noise, every light, I know she is very scared. I would feel better if she started eating though! Hopefully soon.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-25-2012, 01:31 PM
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Cats can go a couple days refusing to eat. Not sure where she is hiding. If its under a bed shove the food under there or close. Normally they will begin to come out when everyone is asleep and explore and eat and use the box.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-26-2012, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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She is hiding under the futon in her room, but when I go in and talk with her, she now come half way out, purrs and rolls on the floor. She also has started to eat. Now - waiting for her to use the litter box. I have two in the room, both with some organic soil and litter in them.
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Ive never had a feral not use a litter box! We only use regular litter. Dont bother with the organic soil. Unless that is what your planning on using for its litter from now on out.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-26-2012, 11:09 AM
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It took Miley a couple of days to do #2 after I got her back and she started eating regularly again. But she did pee in the litter box halfway through the first day, though. She was lost for a week, and lost weight, so she probably had an empty stomach. If kitty has been refusing to eat for a while it may take a day or two get a bm.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 04:18 PM
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How is she doing?


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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
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I am very happy to report that Ben is doing wonderful! Eating back to normal, comes out to see me whenever I go in the room - up to a few inches, purring, rolling on the floor. Still have not touched her, waiting until she is ready, which I think is soon. I know it probably will startle her, but will try. She is going to be a great little cat!!!!!
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
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Also uses the litter box, I had two in the room, but she was only using one, so I took one of them out. This has gone so smooth, it scares me!!!!
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