Well....I'm moving today, and today is the last trip. I am a nervous wreck because my cats have never lived anywhere except this house....I know it
will be traumatic for them. I hope it won't be too bad but ....uggggh...not looking forward to this. Any advice on moving with cats?
Move the cats first before you move in anything else. Put them in a basement or spare room with their food and a litter box. Keep that room locked or
blocked off until you have everything inside the house and won't be opening the door anymore, no matter how much they cry to be let out. You don't
want them getting loose in a strange neighborhood.
Once you're all moved in, let them loose and allow them to explore their new homes in their own time. Don't force them out or try to steer them on
where to go (with the exception of the litter box; show them where it is going to be after they become confortable leaving the initial room you put
them into). The cats will explore the new place in their own time and get used to it fairly quickly.
I wouldn't let any of them outside for at least 2 weeks so they know this is their new home and they don't try going back to the old place.
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