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Do I need to keep them in for 2 weeks?

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LMGTFY Tue 22-Dec-15 14:37:57

We've just moved and our boy is going stir crazy in the house, to the point of being a pest (4am party anyone?), he has always been a very outdoorsy cat. Our girl isn't bothered (now she's stopped sulking about being moved!). Do I really need to keep him on for 2 whole weeks?

Rpj16 Tue 22-Dec-15 14:46:21

I'm in same position. I'm keeping her in even tho she wants to go out until after Xmas and new year. She is desperate to go out, but i cant handle her getting lost around Xmas time as I will worry and also the weather is horrendous and she will only bring in mud and wet feet. Can you get a plug in feliway?

thecatneuterer Tue 22-Dec-15 14:50:12

We recommend three weeks. I think two weeks is the absolute minimum. I'm sure you can both handle it if you try.

LMGTFY Tue 22-Dec-15 14:52:41

We can, I just need to find where I have packed my ear plugs! Just feels so cruel to him! I'll buy them some new toys for now.

bumblebeerat Tue 22-Dec-15 14:52:45

Our cat got out before two weeks year's ago and sadly we never found her. So I would definitely stick to it or longer if you can.

Artandco Tue 22-Dec-15 14:53:06

I would. He needs to have full knowledge and scent of the new house to be able to find his way back. I would wait until the new year when you can go out with them the first few times also

LMGTFY Tue 22-Dec-15 15:58:05

Thank you, it's the first time we've moved with them, if I can get tidy they might be more chilled!

Rpj16 Thu 24-Dec-15 17:25:53

Just an update, I've let mine out now (3 days before 2 weeks) and shes been fine, coming back in on her own etc. We are in the countryside tho away from busy roads... Hope you get on ok

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