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Posted: 03/07/21 08:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am wondering what you do with cat once you arrive at campground. I have been looking at those portable cages etc. also I like the leash idea. I would not want to walk the cat around the campground but would like to have him outside during the day. Looking for ideas. Thanks Ed

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when we traveled with our cat she was outside only when we were and fhen on a leash. she used to actually walk around the CG on that leash. we didn't have the room to store any sort of cage.


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We would only take the car with us on trips longer than a week. Otherwise we would leave her home with plenty of dry food, water, and a duo sized litter box. When we did take her with us, she stayed mostly in the RV looking out the big windshield. The few times we did take her out on a leash she immediately wanted back in.


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Posted: 03/08/21 07:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The cat will be just fine in the MH with a litter pan in the shower. My outdoor, fiercely independent cat traveled well under those conditions.


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Since cats are notoriously fickle and/or stubborn, it's difficult to tell how they will react. One of our three will stay on our lanai at home all day if we let him, the other two not so much. Yet, the one travels well in the TV, and seems okay inside the FW once we stop.

We never take them outside because we feel it would train them to go to the door and dash outside given the opportunity, and its hard to corral cats. We've thought of hanging an enclosure off a window so they can at least get some fresh air, but I'm still designing it in my head.


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Thanks for all the comments, I have questions also.

We adopted a 4 month old cat that is now 8 months old and is an indoor cat. We have a harness and leash for her (never yet used), but will practice with her before we take the MH out next week

The last time we took her in the MH, she dropped over the back on the couch/bed, crawled underneath and spent much time there. She couldn't get out herself and we needed to extend the bed to get her out. . . and then she went back underneath again. She's much more social now and I'm trying to fabricate a barrier at the back of the couch.

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I look for sites close to trees and bushes. I walk her without a leash - took a couple years to 'train' her but now she looks forward to walks with me. She never runs away - dogs do that - although I do not know where she is at all times. She loves to smell other peoples' RVs, bushes and branches, and sharpen her claws and climb.

Keeping a cat confined inside is not my style, or hers.
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She couldn't get out herself and we needed to extend the bed to get her out. . .
Not all cats are good travelers. May take time.

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It depends on how they are raised. Our cat was raised with two dogs so he acted like a dog. Leash trained, even off-leash would always find his way back to the rv.

Miss the little guy like a limb, he was with us 19 years. He loved to go for rv trips. First one in the car.


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We take our 3 cats with us whenever we go, whether a weekend or a month. They're all indoor cats and never leave the RV. They mostly do what they do at home, sleep or look out the window. I tried a leash on one but the world is too big and he just sat there afraid. As at home, they're safer inside.


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Last year two stray cats camped with us eating hot dogs. Obviously skinney and left behind by their owners. I saw one sleeping in the warm coles in the morning. Very sad. We tried to take them home but they wanted nothing to do with it.


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