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mr_andyj

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Posted: 03/12/21 10:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have never taken cat on RV trip but may have to. She is scared to go out and prefers inside. She likes to run from one side of house to the next and that is her exercise. In a small camper what do you do with an inside cat? Is the cat happy? I could leash her and take for a walk, but still most of her day would be inside. she sleeps most of the time but Im concerned of the small space... How do cats do?

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The cat will be fine. Just be sure it is in your arms or in crate when extending or retracting slides.

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We are in a motorhome. Our cat hides under the recliner/sofa when we are traveling and no doubt sleeping. When we park she hops up on the dash and will lay there for hours just watching what is going on outside.

If you are in a trailer or camper I would suggest having some kind of shelf or area where your cat can lie down and look out a window. They seem to be very content doing that.

We do put our cat on a harness and leash occasionally and take her for short walks, but she is usually happy just being able to look out the window.


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Depends on the cat. Our cats were great! [emoticon]


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bgum wrote:

Just be sure it is in your arms or in crate when extending or retracting slides.

Double ditto. Be careful going in and out of the RV too. We had a cat like yours who decided to bolt out of the door as soon as we opened it. We did eventually capture him but it was a tough go there.


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We initially take our cats for rides in the car whenever possible. After a month they've settled down and are travelers errr sleepers in the RV while moving.

And yes they train us to be very aware of them when we go in/out.

When moving we keep a 6' red leash on them so that we know exactly where they are when stopped and operating slides. And it helps to thwart their escape plans.


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you posted in 'Dogs'

She may get very curious to go out when camping. Go for a walk with your kitty. She may love that.

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I've stepped on her many times from darting under my feet, closed her in the door once from darting.
She hates everybody, is a scardy cat, scared of everything...
I once tried sleeping in the camper with her and she went crazy all night, never stopped pacing and whining.
She would need to be on a leash a lot, even inside. If she escapes Im afraid she goes and hides and I dont find her until she feels safe and on her on comes back.
She is terrified just going in the yard, so not sure about walks. The brother cat attacks her if he sees her so that is her fear of outside.
I'm just worried, what her life would be cooped up in a small space

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mr_andyj wrote:

If she escapes Im afraid she goes and hides and I dont find her until she feels safe and on her on comes back.
Yes, that can happen. My cat likes culverts, which I discovered when trying to find her to leave. She was fast asleep in one. That's about the only time I've actually been able to find her. When they don't want to be found, you won't find them.

Kinda sounds like your kitty wouldn't make the best camper - really nervous and afraid. Perhaps without the brother cat she'd be ok. Is she young?

It's taken a couple years of "training" to take walks with Zia, but now she really enjoys it.

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Our cats are always great. We travel with them everywhere, they are very curious and friendly. I recommend that you carefully monitor their health and safety. Therefore, we always choose the best flea collars for cats (we chose from the list of ***Link Removed***the best flea collars) because fleas can be a real pain in the neck when traveling.

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