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How old should your cat be before you let them out?

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bullieluv




PostSubject: How old should your cat be before you let them out?   Sun May 10, 2009 4:20 pm

I know that sounds like a stupid question....but I have 4 cats, my eldest are 18yrs and 12yrs, and I cant remember how old they were when I let them out.
I have a 12mth old female and a 6mth old male........I am so scared of letting them out, as my 12yr old cat went missing for 6yrs and I only got him back last april....he was chipped and had a tag on....but some nasty person took his collar off and kept him indoors.....and luckily it was a vet scanning him that found out I had reported him missing in 2002 and I got him back...

So as you can tell I am very nervy about letting them out...the female cat (tiger) hasnt really asked to go out..but the male (Billie) always comes downstairs when my 18yr (benson) goes out.
Do I let him walk out with him or???

I dont live on a main road and am surrounded by fields.....

ANY advice welcome....thanks V x
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PostSubject: Re: How old should your cat be before you let them out?   Mon May 11, 2009 1:21 am

I wouldn't personally let them out all mine stay in apart from my old moggy unless I am out in the garden with them its far safer that way. One of my cats got stolen from my garden a few years back I was lucky to get him back.
If you really want them to go out then let them out just before a meal that way hopefully there tummy will make them come back lol. good luck
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PostSubject: Re: How old should your cat be before you let them out?   Mon May 11, 2009 1:23 am

I did think about not letting them out, but didnt want to seem cruel.....I mean we live in a 3 storey house and they run up and down the stairs all day and seem happy enough....I think I will keep them in as long as I can lol...xx
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PostSubject: Re: How old should your cat be before you let them out?   Mon May 11, 2009 1:30 am

Try getting so of the floor to celing posts I find some links later to give you an idea,also sweet wrappers and straws are good toys.cardboard boxes,catnip mice I give you the link to our on line shop at the UKRCC which sell handmade ones my cats go mad for them.um there are others way to keep them entertained but my brain is still a sleep at the moment when I wake up a bit I come back and give some more suggestions and give links:)
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PostSubject: Re: How old should your cat be before you let them out?   Mon May 11, 2009 1:32 am

thank you, I'd really appreciate that xx
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PostSubject: Re: How old should your cat be before you let them out?   Mon May 11, 2009 2:20 am

Here is the link to our online shop where you can buy those catnip mice I was talking about.
http://ukrcc.co.uk/shop/catalog/
Here are some links to floor to ceiling posts
1. check this site out as they have offers on smaller posts usually http://www.zooplus.co.uk/
2.http://www.catscratcher.com/page.asp?id=products
3.I got mine from http://stores.ebay.co.uk/CATCH-SHOP_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ0QQftidZ2QQtZkm
and there main site is here http://www.catch-shop.be/ If you look on the world wide auctions you can often pick them up cheaper. They don't seem to sell the ones I got anymore though.
4.http://www.grangepetcentre.co.uk/Scratchers-p-1-c-44.html
5.http://kalven.co.uk/pagoda.htm
Hope that helps a bit
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PostSubject: Re: How old should your cat be before you let them out?   Mon May 11, 2009 2:22 am

thank you...will go and have a look...x
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PostSubject: Re: How old should your cat be before you let them out?   Mon May 11, 2009 2:31 am

http://www.petsathome.com/find/category-is-1+cat/category-is-1k+toys/psi-is-36
mine go mad for the cheese chase 3 in 1 cat toy by petstages.
Cat shows are another place you can pick up bargains
heres the list of Gccf shows
http://www.gccfcats.org/showsnew.html
http://www.gccfcats.org/shows.html
Tica shows
http://www.tica-uk.org.uk/html/shows.html
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