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Trying to get Rufio to use his new litter and litter box

Discussion in 'Savannah Cat Questions? Need Savannah Cat Advice?' started by JOSHardson, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. JOSHardson

    JOSHardson Savannah Super Cat

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    I got Rufio home last night and he seems to be in high spirits. The one concern I'm having is that he hasn't used the litter box yet or gone outside of it. He did finally eat something early this morning and he's been drinking regularly. I got home with him at about 6:00pm last night and it's about 10:00am right now. I would imagine he's still getting used to the place, but better safe than sorry. Thanks.
     
  2. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    It may take 24 hours or more, Josh...he is still getting used to his new surroundings...not to worry - it will happen ;)
     
  3. JOSHardson

    JOSHardson Savannah Super Cat

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    Thanks. That's what I needed to hear. He's a great cat. I had read how not many Savannahs are "lap cats" but he totally curls up right on me.
     
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  4. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    Well, it sounds like a great start to a wonderful relationship, Josh!
     
  5. KMcgown

    KMcgown Site Supporter

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    Sounds wonderful! That is great on the first day!
     
  6. Brigitte Cowell

    Brigitte Cowell Moderator Staff Member

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    As long as you are using the same litter the breeder was using and have not released him into the whole house when he might not find the box in time...all should be well :)
     
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  7. JOSHardson

    JOSHardson Savannah Super Cat

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    Just an update. He started using the litter the second day and no accidents yet. So we're good! He does seem to have a pretty bad case of separation anxiety. Does anyone have any tips to calm him down while I'm not there?
     
  8. Jacq

    Jacq Savannah Super Cat

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    You could put a radio in the room with soft music on, or a ticking clock. Those are supposed to help.
     
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  9. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    Yep - or the TV...or a recorder with your voice ;)
     
  10. MK Anderson

    MK Anderson Guest

    Keeba had bad separation anxiety too! I spent as much time with him as possible when he was awake! I think your boy is too big for what I did, but I filled a little tent with all my daughters stuffed animals and a soft sounding heart beat on the bottom he loved that. Again he was 12weeks old, not 6months!
    I would just spend time with him as much as you can. Will you be introducing him to your finances dog after quarantined is done? he might like a companion.
     

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