new cat new hosue how long until she can go outside?
Hi everyone, I just took in a cat a couple nights ago, she is approx 2 years old. She was a pet at the nursing home I work at but the home had to get rid of her because she bit a resident on the leg, after the resident ran over her tail with her wheel chair. The Doc said she had to go, so I brought her home with me. At the nursing home she was an indoor outdoor cat, and she prefers to be outdoors. I live in a duplex with 2 other cats downstairs at the neighbours. they have been sniffing eachother through the door and the screens on the windows, the first few times our new cat saw the other two resident cats she was growling and hissed but now they seem to just smell eachothers sent and stare at each other through the windows and doors. Is this a good sign that they will be able to get along? How long should I wait until letting her go out, explore and meet her new neighbouring feline friends? She is eating good and using her littler box, she also comes when I call her name, but she has only been here a couple days so I dont want to rush things. She is acting like she wants out she paws at the door and follows me to the door everytime I go out! So should I put her on a leash and give her a tour of her new yard or just let her go and explore it for herself? Any advice would be great