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Help needed.... Very upset kitty!!

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jdm2608 · 11/04/2014 01:24

Hi all,
5 weeks ago my male cat was hit by car, he managed to get home thank god. He had a fractured pelvis which has been operated on and is very slowly getting better. He has been crated now for 5 weeks and is becoming very distressed at being locked away! The vet doesn't want him out until it is fully healed... My cat is going stir crazy.... Howling all night, throwing himself against the cage!! Does anybody have any ideas on how to keep him entertained?? I have given him a kong but he seems to be getting bored of that. He isn't really a toy type of cat. Please help

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HoldOnHoldOnSoldier · 11/04/2014 14:13

Sorry to hear about your cat :(

I have no advice for You I'm afraid but thought I would bump this up for you.

JokersGiggle · 11/04/2014 16:43

I used to sit for hours reading aloud to my kitty when she was in a cage for medical reasons. When I went out I left the radio on fairly loud (she liked classic fm but loved heart and kiss the best!!! Couldn't stand magic though....)
And I moved the cage around a lot. So if I was cooking she was in the kitchen ect and after being lugged around the house/kept awake she slept all night.

timtam23 · 11/04/2014 23:01

Does he like catnip? There are some very potent catnip toys out there which keep mine occupied for quite a while. Or you could buy a catnip plant in a pot and put it in the crate for him? Also some of the foraging toys which you can put food in and they have to "hunt" it and work quite hard to get the food out - stops them getting bored? I also dug up a big clump of grass and planted it in a pot for my two, that would be ok in a crate as well (we only have a concrete yard but they love to eat grass and chomp away at their plant pot for ages)

soaccidentprone · 11/04/2014 23:10

Try sprinkling some dried valerian on the floor of his crate. It should sedate him very slightly. Our cats love it. They roll around in it, then eat some, then just lay there looking stupid (not difficult with my cats I assure you). I like the smell, but a lot of people don't.

Or do you think your cat might enjoy watching snooker on the tv?

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