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In reply to the discussion: Taking a feral cat to an apartment [View all]


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13. Wtf was that for?
Sun Nov 28, 2021, 12:21 AM
Nov 2021

This is not an appropriate response to a sincere request for advice from a fellow DUer.

Wryter2000, I don't have any experience with feral cats. So I can't speak to that aspect of your situation. But in my experience, most cats in general really don't require a huge amount of space and are pretty good at adapting to changing circumstances. Some of them (not all, by any means), will go into hiding at first in a new place, but that rarely lasts long.

Cats like to have cozy spaces to curl up and sleep in, toys to play with, and windows to look out of, all of which can be provided in a small space. If your balcony has the typical floor to ceiling ceiling glass door, your cat will love lying on the floor in front of it to watch whatever's going on outside. I would not be at all hesitant to move into a studio apartment with a cat.

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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