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Cats not Interested In going outside.

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So the not so Kittens me and the Girlfriend have, both are 7 Months old now and are ready to go out, only Issue is neither want to, not only that but seem petrified of It.

Over September when It was nice quiet day during the Week we left both our front Doors open (we live in a first floor Flat of a house) and tried to coax them out but they wouldn't come down the first step, I tried to carry them down but ended up getting torn to Shreds so won't do that again.

We have Cat flaps on both Doors so when the Female Is Spayed next week we were thinking of just unsealing both Flaps and leaving them to It, maybe briefly teaching them how to use them and leave it to them to decide when to go out.

A lot of people have said we are lucky they want to be Indoor Cats but I just worry they are getting big and need to burn off Energy and Hunt outside!

Maybe they are still a little young. 

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Forgot to mention It doesn't help that because the Cat flaps are on a front door, even though we don't live on a Busy Road, whenever a Car drives past and they are even half way down the stairs they just get spooked and run back up.

I thought the fact they look out the front out of the a living room window would help them get a feel of their surroundings.

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53 minutes ago, wylde99 said:

Forgot to mention It doesn't help that because the Cat flaps are on a front door, even though we don't live on a Busy Road, whenever a Car drives past and they are even half way down the stairs they just get spooked and run back up.

I thought the fact they look out the front out of the a living room window would help them get a feel of their surroundings.

Open the windows wide open and any doors to get them used to the noises. 

Put them in the cat crate and take them out in that, maybe sit outside with them for a bit so they're comforted. 

 

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4 minutes ago, BLUE(UK) said:

Open the windows wide open and any doors to get them used to the noises. 

Put them in the cat crate and take them out in that, maybe sit outside with them for a bit so they're comforted. 

 

Didn't think of the Cat crate Idea, good one.

Even though they associate that with going to the Vets lol.

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8 minutes ago, wylde99 said:

Didn't think of the Cat crate Idea, good one.

Even though they associate that with going to the Vets lol.

Have you considered playing with them in the communal entrance with their toys? At first without the door open, then with it open, then just outside etc. May take a few days. 

Ive never had a cat so I'm not sure if it'll work. 

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Can you not keep them as house cats? Not being a tw*t, just my current house cat loves living indoors. Plus I swear it makes them friendlier as all my outdoors cats were gits.

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21 minutes ago, Magsimus said:

Can you not keep them as house cats? Not being a tw*t, just my current house cat loves living indoors. Plus I swear it makes them friendlier as all my outdoors cats were gits.

My Girlfriend wants them as House Cats and I don't really have a problem apart from Im worried they will get Bored Inside, keep in mind I only live IN a 1 Bedroom flat and while It's a fair size surely they will get bored eventually?

See what happens 

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40 minutes ago, wylde99 said:

My Girlfriend wants them as House Cats and I don't really have a problem apart from Im worried they will get Bored Inside, keep in mind I only live IN a 1 Bedroom flat and while It's a fair size surely they will get bored eventually?

See what happens 

sounds like you dont trust yourself around the cats mate, sounds like you want them outside so the temptation isn't there when the mrs is out

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1 hour ago, BLUE(UK) said:

Have you considered playing with them in the communal entrance with their toys? At first without the door open, then with it open, then just outside etc. May take a few days. 

Ive never had a cat so I'm not sure if it'll work. 

LOL at the communal entrance. 

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3 minutes ago, Heavyassweights said:

sounds like you dont trust yourself around the cats mate, sounds like you want them outside so the temptation isn't there when the mrs is out

Didn't see the name before i read the post, knew it would be you! 

Bantz.

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44 minutes ago, wylde99 said:

My Girlfriend wants them as House Cats and I don't really have a problem apart from Im worried they will get Bored Inside, keep in mind I only live IN a 1 Bedroom flat and while It's a fair size surely they will get bored eventually?

See what happens 

You're worrying about nothing mate. they will keep themselves entertained providing they have toys to play with etc

Most of their day will be spend grooming, napping and playing.

They'll get into a routine, just make sure you play with them and keep them active indoors so they don't get fat etc

I throw my cats a ball of paper, the vine after I finish eating grapes, and they love playing with them more than the toys I payed for lol

Provided they're fed and healthy and you give them attention when you're home from work, they're be happy and content. 

 

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12 hours ago, AK-26 said:

You're worrying about nothing mate. they will keep themselves entertained providing they have toys to play with etc

Most of their day will be spend grooming, napping and playing.

They'll get into a routine, just make sure you play with them and keep them active indoors so they don't get fat etc

I throw my cats a ball of paper, the vine after I finish eating grapes, and they love playing with them more than the toys I payed for lol

Provided they're fed and healthy and you give them attention when you're home from work, they're be happy and content. 

 

Sounds fair Mate, It's only them I am thinking of, like I say I'm not bothered either way but of course would be  ice if they stayed as House Cats, can't Imagine how my Girlfriend would be If she came Home and found one Dead on the side of the Road, she's a bit of a Fairy 

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I do like cats even though I'm allergic to them, but I could never own one, the cat hair is the most annoying thing, especially on clothes, I visit my mate sometimes who has 4 of the buggers and find their hair many weeks later on my clothes.

 

I'd have a dog as a pet defo, but a  cat no, not that anyone asked lol just a passing comment

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You don't live next door to a Chinese restaurant do you? Because I wouldn't want to chance wandering around out there either, could end up number 13 on the menu.

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We've a kitten who's just turned 8 months. As soon as he was snipped and chipped he was outdoors which was just over 6 months old. 

Obviously it's situational but they'll always be wary of cars and things to begin with. They'll venture outside eventually it's in their nature.

The cat box is a good idea and taking them out in it but you will look a bit like a mug walking about with it. There's even harnesses you can get for your cats to walk them as well which could be an option to start with. I'd even try taking a box of their favourite treats outside and and making them come to you for some.

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Just let them do whatever they want and stop worrying about it, if they wanna stay in, let them, just leave the cat flap open and let them do their own thing. They're cats, they don't need babysitting now they're adults.

Having said that, with my mums recent cat (inb4 pussy jokes) she stuck it in a cat box and took it out in the garden and just opened it, let the cat have a look round, and then she couldn't keep it inside once it had a taste for the outdoors.

It's been around 6 months since she saw it last, presumed dead lol!

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22 hours ago, UK2USA said:

You don't live next door to a Chinese restaurant do you? Because I wouldn't want to chance wandering around out there either, could end up number 13 on the menu.

Would you recommend number 13? what would you suggest to go with it?

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On 05/10/2016 at 1:03 PM, Frost_uk said:

I do like cats even though I'm allergic to them, but I could never own one, the cat hair is the most annoying thing, especially on clothes, I visit my mate sometimes who has 4 of the buggers and find their hair many weeks later on my clothes.

 

I'd have a dog as a pet defo, but a  cat no, not that anyone asked lol just a passing comment

No hair, no problem!

my gf knows someone allergic to cat hair and they got a syphnx and he says it's amazing! 

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15 hours ago, Haunted_Sausage said:

No hair, no problem!

my gf knows someone allergic to cat hair and they got a syphnx and he says it's amazing! 

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What the f**k is that ugly piece of s**t!?

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4 hours ago, Gary29 said:

What the f**k is that ugly piece of s**t!?

Some sort of mythical creature, lemme guess.... don't feed it after midnight and don't get it wet?

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