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Cat Confined To One Room, How To Keep Him Happy?

Discussion in 'Grooming & General Cat Care' started by Rummy, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Rummy

    Rummy Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    We're still in the process of introductions. How do I keep the cat who's seperated happy and entertained? I feel so badly for him being shut in there most of the day! He has a tree, a window (though there's not much to see out that way), tunnels, and toys, but I want him to be as happy as possible!
     

  2. rubysmama

    rubysmama Forum Helper Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Just read your other thread about George and Oscar.

    Which one is separated and in his own room? Does he seem bored or unhappy? Is someone able to go into his room and spend time with him? Can you leave a radio on in the room, so it's not totally quiet.
     

  3. FeebysOwner

    FeebysOwner TCS Member Top Cat

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    Hi. I also read your other thread, and think your two posts are kind of inter-related, so I responded to this one in the other post!!

    Stopping Aggresive Behaviour
     

  4. Rummy

    Rummy Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    The new cat, Oscar is isolated. He just wants to come out all the time, so I feel bad. I spend a few hours with him everyday, but I have a couple days during the week Thursday and Friday where I'm working all day. He's alone for ten hours or so and I just feel awful for him.

    We keep a radio on for our other cat George when we leave so he hears that when we're gone. Maybe I'm projecting my own feelings onto Oscar and he's actually fine.
     

  5. susanm9006

    susanm9006 Willow Top Cat

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    It might help if you rotated the cats into the room. This gives each a chance to roam and also the opportunity to immerse themselves in the others scent.
     

  6. rubysmama

    rubysmama Forum Helper Staff Member Forum Helper

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  7. Rummy

    Rummy Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    We tried that for a bit, but because they had already had contact without the gate, it really just made them frustrated lol
    They would paw through the gate and then get really angry and start swatting.
     

  8. sidneykitty

    sidneykitty TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    Oh dear! I'm sorry to see your two kitties are not getting on.. :( that is a really frustrating/stressful place to be, I know. They are both beautiful, though!

    If you're able to purchase it where you live, are you able to try Feliway Multicat diffusers (its the red box not the purple one)? You'd need a few depending on your house size, but I have seen these make a huge difference in addition to what you are doing already with the gates/doors, etc. If you're able to get these and then leave up the gate in your photo above, give it a few days and see how it goes, I wonder if that might help?

    I did a similar thing with two kittens after they came home from being spayed - were best friends before spaying, then fought constantly until they got the multicat Feliway and were placed in kennels on opposite sides of the room, then slowly moved closer together and eventually they got on fine again. That's only one example, though, every situation is different, but I hope it might help you and your cats (and rats) get back to normal...
     
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  9. Rummy

    Rummy Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    I guess I've always doubted the effectiveness of pheromones but I'm willing to try anything thanks!
    And thanks, they're like twins in energy levels and looks, I just wish they'd see eye to eye lol
     
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  10. rubysmama

    rubysmama Forum Helper Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I've never used Feliway, and have read both threads where people find it made a huge difference, and others who say it did nothing. But at this point, for you, it might be worth a shot. There's also calming treats, and calming collars, that you might want to look into.
     

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