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Our cat is always getting outside and im worried he's becoming a feral cat. What do i do to make sure he stays inside?

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It may be your cat is not happy inside or he is bored with staying indoors. Provide plenty of toys to your cat and using toys that need you to intermingle with the cat will help you to bond with the cat. Ensure that your cat can have a view of outside through a window and provide him with scratching surfaces.

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alright thanks we have a screened in place that leads outward to our patio and i'v been thinking about putting a cat house or a little playscape for him in it :)
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That will work am sure :)
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my cats go outside alot so maybe your cat is a outside cat so let it out

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Pay attention when going in and out. He doesn't leave unless someone gives him an opportunity to do so. Unless of course, he can open doors like that Russian cat on Youtube. You can leash train your cat and take him out with you, build an outdoor play area for him, or just don't leave him alone when he is outside. I have three cats who live inside. The are all adopted, all front declawed. I trained them to come out on a leash first until they learned where home was. Then I taught them to stay with me when we went out together. They don't go out unsupervised. I live in the city and they aren't able to protect themselves here. You can train your cat too of you are patient and consistent.

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yeah we have a place where they can see outside and he always comes home thankfully :)
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Consider finding him a companion so he's not so bored. A kitten, preferably female, so they get along. Cats that spend their time outside rarely live longer than 2-3 years. Just too many dangers out there.

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We had another cat but she ran outside and we haven't seen her for about 3 weeks. My mom thinks that she is staying with someone else in our neighborhood and he came from her first litter of kittens so thats how we got him so we do have 2, and i think he may be searching for her as
the reason why he's going out so much.
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Very possible. Cats become as attached to each other as people to people. I have a cat that is very much like yours. Any chance to storm an open door & he does it. Drives me nuts. But for his own good, I have to be tough & not let him outside. Cat fights, eating day lillies, speeding cars - you name it, it's there to kill him. I know he wants to go out & it breaks my heart. But I have to say "no", because I love him. It's a real bummer, I know. :(
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(If you think your other cat has found a new home, post some signs nearby & take daily walks to look for her. Let the people you see & meet know you're looking for her. You might get some good leads. I hope so.)
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I have 3 cats and live on a farm, all 3 have been doing fine for about 5 years. They are always outside, they kill lots of mice and rats. They're very hardy and go missing for days at a time, but always return. They have no problem with people but do seem to be a little wary around them. I honestly think they have a better life just chilling outside than it would be for them inside. You should be able to let your cat out for awhile so he can go do cat things. But, call him by his name a lot and try to feed him yourself.

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Let him explore the outdoors. The Indoors is no life for a cat; they get so bored.

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