Behaviorist Marilyn Krieger says cats can gradually be transitioned to living indoors by making their homes more appealing than the great outdoors. Here’s how:
- Bring your cat to the veterinarian
- Motivate your cat with food
- Provide a sanctuary room
- Teach litter box skills
- Enhance your cat’s indoor worlds
- Exercise your cat’s inner predator
Source: Catster, May 26, 2017.
Cats should never be forced. Instead they need to be encouraged to live indoors by making the inside more exciting and appealing than outdoors. Many cats immediately adjust to the new arrangement, while others take time to transition to living inside.
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