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Why is my stray cat hiding?

Why is my stray cat hiding?

Feral instinct requires a hiding place in order to feel safe. The kitty needs to know that they can get away from a perceived threat (such as their new owner!) For example, if it’s a bedroom, put some fleece or bedding under a bed or in a closet.

How long should I leave my new cat in his hiding spot?

It can take a day, 5 days, a couple of weeks or more for your new cat to relax. 2 weeks is an average adjustment time for most cats. As long as your cat is eating, drinking, using the litterbox (even if its under the bed!) and not showing any signs of illness, it is generally safe to leave them in their hiding spot.

Why did the Stray Cat keep coming back?

The cat kept coming back. We’d see it squeeze through the gate into the garden as it went on its morning walk. If we attempted to get within 40 metres, it would simply turn on its heels and run away. Still, we got close enough to see that it was on the small side, and a bit skinny.And its behaviour suggested it was wild, or a stray at least.

Is it possible for a new cat to hide?

“For five sides out of six nobodies can get at you and you can keep an eye on the sixth one,” Bradshaw says. Newly adopted cats might hide. Photography © w-ings | E+ / Getty Images.

Why do feral cats hide their kittens outside?

Feral cats or outdoor cats hide their kittens to protect them from predators. Like puppies, kittens are born blind and deaf, relying solely on their mother to keep them safe. An outdoor cat will pick a spot that is difficult to find and/or get to in order to minimize any danger to her kittens from predators.

When does a cat come out of hiding?

If a cat is new to your home, it may hide for 1-2 days after being startled. If the cat was a stray, it might hide for up to 7 days, especially if it’s upset by all the new stimulus in your yard.

Can you take a stray cat to a shelter?

Sadly, many local shelters won’t take in friendly stray cats or strongly discourage you from bringing them to the shelter, unless the cat needs dire medical attention. Some shelters will argue that there is no reason the cat can’t just live outside.

Why does my cat hide from the world?

Cats withdraw suddenly from life and hide the day away when something is just not right in their universe. Common reasons why your cat may cower and want to avoid the public spotlight include one or more of the following conditions: a medical problem, pain, fear or stress.

What does it mean when a cat is a stray?

The word “stray” refers to friendly cats who are social with humans and don’t have a home. They are either lost or have been abandoned outdoors. Sadly, cats do get lost and far too many cats are purposely abandoned outdoors when someone moves away or simply decides they don’t want to care for the cat anymore.