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It is never a good idea to move a feral cat. But it might or it might not be a good idea to move a stray cat. The definition of stray and feral is not well established but I would say if she allows you to touch her and sleeps in your presence, she is more of a stray than feral. I compose this answer assuming she is stray, i.e., she allows you to touch her. ...


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No you shouldn't. This answer is for your benefit rather than that of the cat. All countries, to the best of my knowledge, consider animals as property so they don't distinguish stealing a cat from stealing a livestock. In UK it is capped at 7 years of prison time right now. The same link describes an attempt to change the legal status of animals so that pet ...


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While it is impossible to give a definitive answer, transporting by car seems safer. 1.5 km is a long way for a cat to follow you. He will probably take breaks to rest on the way and might get spooked even if the path is relatively safe. If you decide to carry the cat, the minute he is stressed, he will sink his claws into your skin. It would probably be ...


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I have no final answer, but I will try my best In my experience, there are different points to "calculate" the stress for a rabbit. First of all, I want to mention the point of companions: A lonely rabbit would not resist stress as good as two or more well bonded rabbits. They would find comfort in the other rabbit, which no human can give them. (...


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That they refuse to eat at the cattery is a clear indication that they feel stressed and maybe unsafe there. Even if you trust the cattery, you have no way to tell your cats that they're safe and should just enjoy their stay. That leaves option 2 as the most viable. Keep your cats locked up in a room in your old home while you pack up, then move them to your ...


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I had a big goldfish to rehome. There are empty 10l bins for painting your home sold in building markets. These are the ones you get with a cover and so you can close the bin and transport big fish. Filling the bin with tank's water is a good idea and if the fish uses to get hold on something in the tank (like sucker fish I assume) then you need to give some ...


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A couple of weeks ago we moved into a house This is the likely trigger for the increased clinginess, you get this whenever you move house with a cat. The only real answer here is patience. Also remember you must never respond to the behaviour. I adopted a 7 year old female just under a year ago, and in her first night, the second I put my head down to sleep ...


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