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Parker Is In His New Home, But.....

Discussion in 'Caring for Strays and Ferals' started by parkermom, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. parkermom

    parkermom Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Now that Parker is in his new home with us, we see a difference in his personality.

    Parker knows us, but we are now seeing him skiddish and uneasy. Like even today he was on the bed, I walked by and petted him, he was afraid/unsure. He’s not been that way before the move.
    He doesn’t eat as much either.
    He is using the litter box, we’re happy about that, but we’re wondering what’s going on.

    We’ve been in our new home three, almost four weeks.
    Is it the adjustment from his time being outside? Will he get comfortable again?
     

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  2. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Hi! Have you had a chance to try some MusicForCats . com or the app Relax My Cat for him?
     
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  3. parkermom

    parkermom Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Oh no, I had forgotten about that. Thank you for the reminder.
     
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  4. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird TCS Member Top Cat

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    I’ve had to move kitties before too. There is an adjustment period. Parker should be fine as soon as he learns that his new home is safe too. Once he learns his way around and realizes you are still there with him he should settle in. His scent will be established in the house too. It’s still all very new to him. He really is a beauty! Welcome to your new home! I hope you will all be settled in very soon.
     
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  5. kittyluv387

    kittyluv387 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Feliway plug-ins might help?
     
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  6. azpops

    azpops TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    Yeah, I thinks, every cat will take the time they need to figure things out and to decompress. Did I say that right? Oh well, I thinks you knows what I means.

    Pops
     
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  7. parkermom

    parkermom Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    @azpops @kittyluv387
    @Jcatbird
    Thank you so very much for your helpful comments.
     
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  8. rubysmama

    rubysmama Forum Helper Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Parker is just newly from an outside stray/semi-feral to inside your new home? Is the difference in his personality from when he was outside to now inside? Or has his personality changed since he's been inside?
     

  9. parkermom

    parkermom Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    It has been since we moved into the new house and took him with us.
    He was inside/out at the old place, his home.
    And he was a part of the cat community in the apartment complex for more than 6 years.
     
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  10. rubysmama

    rubysmama Forum Helper Staff Member Forum Helper

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    You're very welcome. I hope you find something helpful. And any more questions, just ask.
     
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