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Old 06-11-2009, 05:09 AM
 
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If nothing scary has happened in your home lately and if she has lived there for some time, then you need to take her to the vet. Hiding is a common sign of illness in cats.
Good points.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:38 PM
 
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Did something happen to her in that room?

Is there something new in there, piece of furniture, something that makes a sound - like a fan?
My wife thinks she had a disagreement with the female maine coon in the living room, but they still stand next to each other with no fits, but they don't acknowledge each other either.

Still weird she is scared to come out when only one of us are home and that it has to be both of us.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Nova Scotia
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I had a cat who went into hiding when she was getting ready to give birth. Is this possible? Hope it is nothing serious, maybe getting checked by the vet would be a good idea.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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Cats are so sensitive to the smallest change, fright, or negative experience. If it is possible she had an encounter with one of the other cats that could be it, even if they act all lovey-dovey now. One of my cats hid in a closet and after searching I found him with obvious signs of illness--shivering and wide-eyed. He was treated and lived many years--but they do hide when ill.
Is she eating and drinking and friendly in the "safe room"?
Perhaps the vet could give you some advice on the phone about whether she needs to be seen immediately or whether you could wait it out a while. Good luck and let us know what happens.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:15 AM
 
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It is said that cats can see Ghosts and spirits. I have a friend that had a cat that would sit and stare up the hallway with it's fur standing up on it's back for hours and would not go near that spot a lot of times. This went on for years until the cat (Gator) died. My bet is there is something in there that scares your cat... it could be a ghost or something as simple as a vacuum cleaner.... or the other cat attacking her when she goes in there. But I would take her to the vet and get her checked out to make sure.....
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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Well... I saw it for myself. The Maine coon is trying to call dominance in the house. Stupid drama.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:48 PM
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cats, just like people
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:32 PM
 
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Well... I saw it for myself. The Maine coon is trying to call dominance in the house. Stupid drama.
Thank goodness it is just politics and nothing life threatening or expensive! They will work it out and once it is done, everyone will be happy again.
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