Pet parents know how difficult it’s for their cats to adjust to a new house because felines are territorial creatures and transitioning to a new home can stress them, even if they’re just babies. But, as their caregiver it’s your role to make sure their new house matches their needs and preferences, so you should go into this experience prepared with essential information.
For a cat, moving to a new house is similar to the first day you adopted them. There are new smells and sights everywhere around, and they cannot find a single familiar thing around the entire area. This means they have plenty to explore and plenty to be weary of.
If you prepare for a house removal, you should make sure you first upgrade your new house before taking your cats to their new home.
Outdoors cats hide in trees when predators hit. Trees keep them hidden from predators and allow them to survey their territory for hunting. So, you should introduce similar elements into your new house to allow your cats supervise their territory. If you notice they’re anxious you should immediately check with the local veterinær to make sure that they don’t experience health issues.
Some of the architectural features from your new house can serve as perches. A tall bookcase, wall shelves, the back of a chair or sofa, or a fireplace mantel are all perfect places your cats can conquer to supervise their reign.
Your cats will get a sense of comfort by getting off the floor when they don’t feel safe. And climbing around also boost their grace.
Spaces that connect indoor with outdoor
Dangers like cars, conflicts with other domestic or wild animals and exposure to disease prevent you from letting your cat out of the house. But it doesn’t mean you should seal the house to stop your cat from experiencing outdoors.
You can take them to supervised outdoor activities in leash, and create a space that allows them to get our doors and interact with the surrounding. You can build a screen porch to encourage them to see and hear wildlife and smell new smells.
If you notice your cat is experiencing health issues from outdoors exposure, get in touch with the local dyreklinikk to find out if they’re allergic to some elements.
When outdoors, cats hide out, but your house may not provide them many hiding spots. Cats love to see without being seen, so you should invest in some solutions that allow them to play. Use tunnels made from insulating fabric, and end tables with special cat beds inside. You can even get an indoor structure designed for cats.
Pull some of the books from the shelves to the front to allow them to hide behind them or place a basket under the coffee table to create their own little cave. And don’t be surprised to see them hiding behind the curtains or even climbing them. It’s what cats do.