Moving to a new home with cats advice

I have two Siamese cats. One is 18 months old and the other one is 7 months old. I am looking to move to a bigger home. I am worried about how my cats will cope with the move. My younger cats is very out going and into everything so I think he will be fine. The older cat is very shy and hates anything new. Even if I move the room around she is not happy. She is the one I worry about most. I live in a small two bedroom flat at the moment and will be moving to a bigger two bedroom house with stairs and a small garden. It has a very tall seven foot fence so they will even be able to come outside when we are out there in the summer. My husband is going to put some netting over the garden so other animals can get in and my cats carn't wonder off. They are both young and love to run around and in time I think they will love all the space and running up and down the stairs.

Grateful if anyone has any advice on how to settle my cats in without them getting two upset. The new house is not too far and will take us about 40 minuets to get to in the car. I have carriers for both cats. I will move them first and keep them in a room with me while the move is going on.

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Sep 24, 2015
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Apr 04, 2012
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by: Vanessa-Ann

As usual, Beatrice (who is the Siamese guru) has got the answer, however if I could add anything, it would be, keep your cat in for at LEAST A MONTH...from experience, I did a fortnight many years ago after a move and my cat when let out tried to go back to our old place and got run over..... if you can handle it, do at least a month darls, for you and the cats piece of mind, good luck!

Apr 04, 2012
moving to a new home NEW
by: Vanessa-Ann

As usual, Beatrice (who is the Siamese guru) has got the answer, however if I could add anything, it would be, keep your cat in for at LEAST A MONTH...from experience, I did a fortnight many years agio after a move and my cat when let out tried to go back to our old place and got run over..... if you can handle it, do at least a month darls, for you and the cats piece of mind, good luck!

Apr 03, 2012
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by: Beatrice

Hello there,

Cats are very territorial so it is always a problem when you move, still you are their owners and as you will be going with them and bringing the same smells and familiar sounds at least that will help, it would have been worse if they had been moving to another house as well as to another new owner. When you get to your new house, they said it is best to keep them in for at least a week until they familiarise themselves with their surrounds and then let them out very slowly after that for a brief 10-20 minutes at a time. Slowly they will get used to the new house, they are still young and adapatlbe.

Hope this helps.

Beatrice from Ireland.

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