6 Ways to Get Your New Kitty Used to Your Home

cat behavior

When you bring a new cat into your home, you’ll have to realize that it will take some time for your kitty to get used to his new surroundings. Cats are attached to places and territory, so any move will be stressful. But here are six tips for getting your cat used to his new home.

  1. LET YOUR CAT EXPLORE AND INVESTIGATE

When you first get your cat home, let him explore. You could also let the cat explore one room at a time. For example, let the cat out in your bedroom first and then slowly let the cat into communal spaces.

  1. AVOID LOUD NOISES AND ABRUPT MOVEMENTS

Cats are afraid of loud noises and abrupt movements, so it’s best to avoid these when you first bring kitty home.

  1. REWARD SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

If your kitty comes out from hiding, be sure to reward him with affection and even treats.

cat socialization

  1. PROVIDE A SAFE HIDEAWAY

Be sure to provide a place where kitty feels safe. Perhaps a box or a bed in a quiet and secluded place where he doesn’t feel threatened.

cat hiding

  1. CREATE TRUST THROUGH ROUTINE

Your cat will begin to trust you if you set up a routine for waking up, going to bed and feeding. If routines are non-existent or erratic kitty will get nervous.

cat trust through routine

  1. INTRODUCE YOUR NEW KITTY TO OTHER CATS CAREFULLY

If you have a multi-cat household, it’s best to introduce your new addition very carefully. It’s suggested to get a calming atomizer such as Feliway as well.

introducing a new cat

After a few weeks, your new kitty will feel at home and become one of the family.

 

 

 

 

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