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Old 06-18-2016, 04:07 PM   #1
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Traveling with CATS!

We have a 2016 22' Sport & we've just started camping with our 2 cats. They are slowly getting used to it, but they are indoor/outdoor cats, so being confined in a small trailer is not their cup of tea. We take them out for walks on a leash, but that's a far cry from them running around freely on over 2 acres of land. One cat walks from window to window for hours during the night. We would appreciate any help, tips, suggestions, anything you can offer us to help us help them make the transition from the great outdoors to life in a trailer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
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Old 06-18-2016, 05:06 PM   #2
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When in Tucson in March, we ran across a couple that had a Kittywalk system. It really worked out for them and they were working from the AS and were in a trailer smaller than you. Two cats and a dog and two people. Wow. We are spending the summer in a cabin up in Breckenridge and just ordered and took delivery of our own Kittywalk. No personal opinion yet. https://www.kittywalk.com
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Old 06-18-2016, 06:44 PM   #3
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I'm going to try a couple of these modular kits for my dog and cat:



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When in Tucson in March, we ran across a couple that had a Kittywalk system. It really worked out for them and they were working from the AS and were in a trailer smaller than you. Two cats and a dog and two people. Wow. We are spending the summer in a cabin up in Breckenridge and just ordered and took delivery of our own Kittywalk. No personal opinion yet. https://www.kittywalk.com

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The funny thing about cats is their dependency on humans is absolutely zero. They don't NEED you for food, fun, warmth or comfort; you may think they do, but they really don't. Any cat is just over a month away from going feral. Cats are territorial and are much more comfortable having their own territory; as soon as you move them out of theirs, they are scared and concerned they're infringing on another cats territory. It messes them up.

So that being said, cats really hate to travel, period. They would much prefer you leaving a huge bowl of goodies and water somewhere safe and will be just fine until you return. A cat door allowing them access into your home for safety is good but not necessary. You can also get collars that emit a signal to the cat door that will siganl the door that it is the rightfull owner wanting to pass, and not you local raccoon.

I know this is not what you wanted to hear, but hey, it's MHO.

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Tony, agree. My shelter kitty really does not take travel well. She is miserable in a travel box and rarely seems comfortable in the trailer. She misses her screened in back porch.
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Not our experience with out last cat, Bandit. He loved to travel, loved the RV, loved hotel rooms. Didn't love the harness, but tolerated it. We'll see with our two new kittens, but they are super social and will go up to great total strangers. Even they love to go on car rides to the vet, which is bizarre. We'll see how the summer in the cabin goes ... expect it to be painless. The true test will be the next long trip in the Airstream, which will be the first for them. As for the Coyote Cafeteria Line (made me laugh), you shouldn't leave them alone outside .
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We have found that providing cushy places for our cats allows them to find their spots to feel at home.
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