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Well I have some good news...kinda'. My new cat Zoe that we got last night is no longer hiding behind the fridge...:lol:...he currently resides behind the oven/stove. He did make his way out sometime last night to use his litter box, so I'd say we have ourself some progress here. :thumb
 

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:roll: I'm sorry..."noms?"
That's cat for something to eat.

It just takes time. they have to know there are no predators around and feel safe. Toys, play are another way to coax Zoe out and get her to relax.

One of my cats took 2 days to give up hiding behind the drapes and that was in a 'saferoom'
 

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Giving them a safe room will decrease the amount of time it'll take for a new cat to feel safe.

But congrats on providing Zoe with a new home.
 

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I'm trying to get him from behind the oven with toys and treats...he is moving closer to being in open, but not quite. I'm new to the cat world be patient with me...I'm still learning. :)
 

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Sorry if I sounded blunt. My threads usually ramble on and on so wanted to cure myself of that habit.

Anyways, are you open to setting up a safe room? If you are we can tell you how.
 

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Sorry if I sounded blunt. My threads usually ramble on and on so wanted to cure myself of that habit.

Anyways, are you open to setting up a safe room? If you are we can tell you how.

Zoe came out now...explored for a couple minutes and he is now hiding behind my sub woofer. :wink:
 

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Anyways, are you open to setting up a safe room? If you are we can tell you how.
Hey, congrats on your new kitty...I have to say that I agree on the safe room. I have introduced many cats to my home, and fostered so many others...believe me, the safe room is not just a great idea, but it could save you a lot of stress for you and your cat in the future. So, I second Alpaca, are you open to do it? We can help :)

Good luck...
 

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. Try luring him out with some noms?
Sorry to thread jack, but I had to laugh at this. I use that word all the time and people think I am nuts. I can't imaging how they don't know about cheezeburger-LOL

My cat Otis so loves his catnip that he has learned to come running when I ask him if he wants some "noms". He will run right over to his feeding station and wait for me to give him his catnip. He understands the difference between me saying "treats" and "noms".
 

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UPDATE!

When I woke up this morning I came down to see if Zoe was still behind the sub woofer, but he wasn't. It took me a while to find him...he managed to get in the cabilnet under the sink (kitchen). I guess cats are smarter than dogs...because my dog never did anything like that. The really good news is that I was able to coax him out of the cabinet in less than a minute and he started rubbing his big body against my legs...and he'd push his head into my hand whenever I reached down to pet him. What does all that mean? I think it means that he likes me. Zoe is now upstairs looking around. :)
 

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It means he's begun to manipulate you.

Leave him be a bit. If you don't constantly focus on him you're not a giant predator. Let him explore and adjust. Also, give him a more masculine name.
 

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That's great news (also neighbor!). It sounds like Zoe is starting to feel comfortable enough to venture out. As Dave said, it would be easy to overwhelm him with attention at this point, but that's probably worth avoiding.
 
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