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#1 minus

Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:36 PM

We have just come to own a beautiful purebred ragdoll. She is a 1  yr old and has been raised with autistic kids, this is relevant because both of my boys have autism. Now we have brought her home she hasnt gone near food or water or kitty litter, but we did have a big storm. Is there anything I should do to make her more comfortable?

Edited by minus, 20 December 2012 - 09:57 PM.


#2 saxa

Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:43 PM

How long have you had her for?

#3 minus

Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:45 PM

We have had her since 5pm

#4 erindiv

Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:45 PM

How is she behaving apart from not wanting food, water or to use the litter?

#5 minus

Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:51 PM

she has been exploring the whole house . I did catch her in the bathroom sink I imagine having a drink.But we have had a dozy of a storm. At one stage she was laying  on my sons bed.I have shown her the litter tray and the food and water tray,. She seems scared but but she has let my oldest son pick her uo and cuddle her. I just want to know how best make her transition easy. As she was in need of a new home.Aside fromthat  quick cuddle she has hid under a bed

Edited by minus, 18 December 2012 - 11:53 PM.


#6 erindiv

Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:57 PM

So you've just brought her home 8 hours ago?

I'd say she just needs a little time to adjust. Cats usually hate being moved around, so I imagine she's feeling very out of sorts and needs to get her bearings. Just be careful she doesn't manage to slip out a window or door.

#7 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:01 AM

It's pretty normal for a cannot to eat or drink for a while after a big change or a "stressful" event (ie like going to the vets). She will most likely eater drink in the next day or two. Just let her get used to her new surroundings. original.gif

#8 minus

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:01 AM

Yes erindiv this is my worst fear, my patner has spent half night replacing window screens. Im just wondering that by laeving food water evrything she will find it

#9 minus

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:03 AM

thank you all I was just worried she didnt seem interested in the water. so I  hope she helps herself while we are asleep.

Edited by minus, 19 December 2012 - 12:18 AM.


#10 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:21 AM

The quickest way to help a transition is to allow her to make the running. If she's hiding under a bed, leave her there. She will come out when she feels safe. When she does come out, be quiet and reassuring, and pat her if she wants people attention.

As long as she has access to water and a litter box, all will be well - but it can take as long as a week for a rescue to come out from under the bed (or it did in the case of my rescue many years ago).

#11 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

Has she settled down yet enough to take a..........







PICTURE?


#12 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:55 AM

I remember when we got our first cat that she didn't poo for a day or two after we got her and I scan screaming around the house excited when she did a poo. LOL!

All of ours took a while to use the litter and eat etc when we first brought them home.

I start with putting them in the litter tray, so they know where it is, and then wait for them to come out of hiding hehehe

Good luck and... PICS????!!!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?

#13 rabbit hyde

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:09 PM

Whenever we bought a new cat home (we had a lot).  We used to keep them in one section of the house at first to get used to the surroundings and slowly opened up more and more of the house as they got more comfortable.

We'd just make sure they had somewhere to hide if they were nervous or scared and water and food available to them.

Also as hard as it is to resist - letting them come to you rather than pouncing on them seems to make them more at ease.  But if your ragdoll is anything like the ones I had it's so hard because they are just so cute.

#14 lamarque

Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

Agree with other posters.  Leave her if she is hiding and when she does come out put her in kitty litter and let her climb out herself.    When she hops out, show her where her food/water is and pop her back in kitty litter.  We did this over and over when we first brought our kitten home.

Looking forward to some pictures too.  original.gif

#15 Mumma_G

Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:08 PM

Can i just say ragdolls are known for using the bathtubs and sinks for kitty litter. We were told to put a small amount of water in the bath tub to deter ours. They are also highly emotional and punish you when you go away. Other than that they are gorgeous pets.

#16 minus

Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

Thanks everyone for all your help. She woke me up at 4 am wanting a scratch and to walk her to her litter and food. She has spent most of the day under the bed but did come out for small plays  with DS1 and the mouse on string toy. She has just came out again and has had a feed and some water. We are just letting her do what shes comfortable with . She is very pretty and will try get some nice photos to post original.gif. thank you all again.

#17 minus

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

Here is a photo of our beautiful new girl original.gif


Edited by minus, 20 December 2012 - 09:53 PM.


#18 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:40 AM

She's beautiful!

Love those eyes. biggrin.gif

#19 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:45 AM

Oh my goodness - she is ADORABLE!  Love her little pink nose.

I agree she just needs a little time to settle.  We moved house twice with my cat, and both times he hid in the laundry for most of the day (in his cage) and then came out gradually to explore and settle in.  original.gif



#20 joy07

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:46 AM

QUOTE (Mrs_Mumma_84 @ 19/12/2012, 06:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can i just say ragdolls are known for using the bathtubs and sinks for kitty litter. We were told to put a small amount of water in the bath tub to deter ours. They are also highly emotional and punish you when you go away. Other than that they are gorgeous pets.


Didn't know that. Our 2 year old adopted ragdoll does this. Are they also known for excessive preening?


QUOTE (minus @ 20/12/2012, 10:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here is a photo of our beautiful new girl original.gif



What a gorgeous girl.


#21 lamarque

Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:42 PM

Awwww, gorgeous OP!!  original.gif




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