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Old 01-20-2014, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I'm so pleased this is working out. I thought for sure he'd be crying and begging to go out but he's not! Outside is not an option here, but sometimes I am afraid he might see a bird and try jumping the 3 floors down, he hasn't tried it yet. This area has a lot of coyotes so he can't go outside anymore.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Can you put him on a leash when on the balcony? That might be something to think about if you can't securely enclose the balcony. Three floors is a long way down, and I would be very concerned about that.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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good idea.... I had been thinking about a leash
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Yeah depending upon the balcony that still could be a concern that he'll jump off, not so much intentionally but accidentally with attention on something else.

Other than that, sounds fine. It's normal for cats to have adjustment period of days, weeks, or longer. Cats are all about routine, and nothing changes the routine quite like moving to a brand new space!

Keep in mind that cats are naturally solitary animals. They can and do keep each other company so to speak, but this is not necessarily the case when not already used to being together. And it won't prevent them from missing you. My two new siblings do play on their own at times but today as their first big day with a large space while alone all day we watched them spend time looking for us. (Before this their long day alone was spent in a small bedroom.) They have been together all their lives though. In your case it really comes down to a choice. If you WANT to introduce a second cat you can try that. But it's far from a necessity and far from a guaranteed outcome. He might actually be less happy with that arrangement.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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thanks everyone .... sounds about right.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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I hope that balcony is screened. A lot of cats and even dogs have fallen from them.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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no not yet
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