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Sat Nov 27, 2021, 05:19 PM Nov 2021

Taking a feral cat to an apartment [View all]

I currently live in a house, which I'm selling. I plan to move to a studio apartment and want to take a feral cat with me.

I have two. They aren't related or friends but tolerate each other. One is super friendly and is a total lap cat when I'm outside. I want to take him with me. I'm allowed to have two cats, but I honestly can't see that in a studio.

The apartment I'm looking at has a balcony large enough for a table and chairs. I don't think Kitty would jump from a balcony. I plan to buy a good litter box like this:


I'd also like to take Kitty out for walks, but I'm afraid of him running away and getting lost. So, I was thinking of getting a harness and leash to keep him with me. There are outdoor common areas in the building. (There's a dog park, lol.)

BTW, I have no idea how old he is because I got him as an adult, but I think I see a few gray hairs, so he might be getting up in years.

I'm hoping to home the other cat with someplace like Cat Town in Oakland, a cafe that adopts out cats. If folks here have other ideas for him, I'd love to hear them.

1) am I out of my mind?
2) will Kitty go nuts in a small space, or will he just find it pleasant not to have to deal with weather?
3) will the harness and leash thing work?

Edited to add, both cats are neutered.

Thanks so much.

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Taking a feral cat to an apartment [View all] wryter2000 Nov 2021 OP
I know very little about cats bucolic_frolic Nov 2021 #1
Either you take that kitty or abandon it jpak Nov 2021 #2
I don't understand your reaction wryter2000 Nov 2021 #5
Wtf was that for? ShazzieB Nov 2021 #13
I once had a feral kitten who I tamed. She tolerated a harness Arkansas Granny Nov 2021 #3
I took 2 cats that had been independent, semi-feral for 12 years sinkingfeeling Nov 2021 #4
I wouldn't keep him on the balcony wryter2000 Nov 2021 #6
I doubt the cat would jump WhiteTara Nov 2021 #10
How about a catio? FuzzyRabbit Nov 2021 #7
That's wonderful! wryter2000 Nov 2021 #8
Son and DIL have 3 cats Freddie Nov 2021 #14
Feral cat MoonlightHillFarm Nov 2021 #9
I bet your kitty will come around wryter2000 Nov 2021 #17
Me feral cat MoonlightHillFarm Dec 2021 #18
This message was self-deleted by its author Naio Nov 2021 #11
Crystal litter drmeow Nov 2021 #12
Why can't you take both cats? hamsterjill Nov 2021 #15
Thank you wryter2000 Nov 2021 #16
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