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Hello everyone, so we finally moved into our home. It is so nice, but one big problem my baby (cat) Danna doesn't like our new place. She won't come out from under the bed. She won't eat, or drink water, and she gets scared really easy. I think she misses our old place. She is probably home sick. This new place is a second story house. The old one just one story. This one is all tile and wood floors. The old one all carpet. She has her own room. I even bought a cat tree house, but she is not interested.I bought a big carpet to and placed it in the room still no success. After I get home from work work, I take her out from under the bed because I feel bad that she is there all day. When I take her out, she clings to like a child that doesn't want to be let go of mommy. I am so sad because I think that she is not happy at our new house. I understand her because it is kind weird for me being in a new place too. Is there any hope that Danna will ever come out from under the bed?
 

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First of all, congrats on your new place! :)

Secondly, I can understand. Your poor baby is completely overwhelmed, it sounds like. Did she have her own room before or did she sleep in someone's room? That might be a good thing to switch back to.

Even though she hasn't wandered around yet, it might not be a bad idea to block the stairs with a baby gate (solid, or cover it with a blanket) for the time being. She'll be used to one floor and not even realize there's another until she's used to those rooms.

Did she sleep on a blanket or anything in the previous place? You said you bought her a new tree, so she probably doesn't have anything scent-wise that was hers or even yours. Maybe you can stick some of your clothes in the room, or something else that has not been washed of your scent, to make her feel a little more comfortable.

Just a couple of thoughts. I hope it all works out! :)
 

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It sounds to me as if Danna's scared of something. If she is, then it's up to you to find out what it is. It could be the downstairs as suggested. Missy, an older cat, is almost scared of her own shaddow at times. She was terrified of the forced air heating vents until I showed her that there was nothing to fear by putting my hand on it on several occasions to demonstrate to her. Has Danna been able to investigate the whole house. If you haven't already done it, why don't you try taking her on an escorted tour a few times.
 

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jusjim's suggestion of an "escorted tour" is a good one. Cats are very keen on "their" territory, so when there is a change there's usually a big adjustment period, depending on the temperament of the cat. Your girl does sound shy and not too confident. I would do what you're doing by keeping her in one room. When she seems more comfortable take her to another room to explore (bathroom is good while your washing or whatever). I'd gradually add one new room at a time. I'm sure she'll come around in her own time to accept the new house as her new territory and home; most cats do.
 
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