Outdoor Cat House For Multiple Cats
Interested in an outdoor cat house for multiple cats, I got onto the internet and searched for the term on Yahoo Answers and these are few of the questions I found.
Outdoor Cat House For Multiple Cats
In a house of multiple cats, why do they often get into serious, fur-ripping fights?
I have four cats (Yeah, 'yeesh!' right?) in my household, three being unexpected rescues who my mother got attached to, and the fourth being an expected pet. Two of those rescued cats are six year old brothers, one tabby and one Russian Blue, while the third rescued cat is a one year old black Tiffany/Chantilly female. My fourth cat, however, is ten years old, and has lived with me the longest considering that he was a birthday present of mine in my childhood. This elder of a cat is the sheriff of our Townhouse and the guard-dog of our home, and despite being a moderate-sized ginger and white with a sweet, friendly demeanour, he chases off any animal he can tackle with a fearlessness that I fear will soon get him killed. He has shared our home with the two brothers for six years, and the new female addition has lived here for only one, but all have gotten along just fine until about eight months ago, save for a few 'arguments,' if you will. All these cats are fixed, by the way, but they are indoor-outdoor cats, too.
Now, I've been told by a cat-breeder that house cats don't set social standards between alpha males and clan-status, but I find this untrue from the behavior I've been seeing. My oldest cat [Cinnamon] has been constantly attacking the two brothers, even going as far as attacking my small one-year old female when she's simply basking in the sun. His favorite target is my Russian Blue [Onyx] who is the weakest link out of the cats because of how he rarely fights back [my young female even bosses him around, and she's half his size]. These fights are NOT playful. Fur is always in the air, small scars are sometimes left, and the screams from the fights are as bloodcurdling as two strays going at it like wolves.
Now, this charade stopped for a short period of time, until one of the larger brothers [Egypt] has been taking it upon himself to attack Cinnamon now, or even purposely provoking him into attacking him. My female [Zaiema] usually stays out of it all and watches like a deer caught in headlights. But the night that my cats were fighting in my bedroom – with the seclusion of my female – was like a dog-pile. Hair was left everywhere on my carpet and I even saw a bit of blood stained there as well. I can NOT understand these bipolar patterns they lapse into, and want to know if anyone else has ever encountered this with a house of multiple cats who have lived under the same roof for years on end, and our just now acting out so viciously. I'm not exactly sure if one is trying to take the 'throne' of the other or what, but it isn't a normal hissy-fight.
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I went and looked for reasons why your cats might be doing this and since you feel that its not for play I came up with these reasons.
-Sexual Aggression-which is more common in neutered cats over territory and over dominance. The article suggests scruffing to discourage cats from fighting.
-Redirected Aggression- which is because something happen to make your cat angry but they can't effect it so they turn on the cats that are around.
Methods to spot fighting
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Indoor/Outdoor Cat Enclosure?
There is this house that I might be moving into and me and my mom want to foster cats. There are two rooms on the third floor. A roof above the second story bathroom a patio roof above the first floor. I wanted to make an indoor/outdoor cat enclosure for 5 or 6 cats that could be in four areas. In where my office would be I want an enclosure on the two short sides of the room and an enclosed "cat walk" on the ceiling connecting them. On The one long side there is a closet a few inches from the corner and I want to cut a little door in the bottom and on the top shelf leading into the closet in the other room. I would want multiple platforms, ramps, etc. I want steps going up to top shelf in closet. In the other room on the long side, (Front to back of house- straight through) (The office is like the bedroom cut in half) I would have basically the same thing as the other room but one big enclosure. I would want to have a little kitty door leading onto the bathroom roof, (bathroom roof at same level as bedroom floor) with a tube leading to an enclosure on the patio roof, maybe 7ft tall and 4×4 lw…. Is this possible? How much do you think it would cost? Do you think I will need a permit? It is in a small town and the house is a twin. Any advice would help!!!
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I would almost guarantee that you will need some sort of permit. The cities I have been in even try to limit the number of housepets to just 4 or 5. A fostering setting will probably be more than they will want you to do without telling them.
The construction would depend on how much of it you can build, have a handy friend help with, or need to hire a pro to do.
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This post was written by admin on July 10, 2012