Alright, so I'm sure there's been forums around about this before, but I have a question for everyone! It's kind of a two-in-one question, and only half of it involves keeping a home clean with a cat. Here goes.
I have a just over two year old torte named Venus. Sweetest cat known to mankind, doesn't have a mean bone in her body, but boy, does she love to play! Get Da Bird and she goes bananas. We presently live in a mid-sized apartment, about 650 sq ft or so, so a good size for the both of us.
However, the end of my lease is coming up in about three months, and I am soon to begin paying back the ever dreaded student loans. It's going to force me and Venus out of my apartment into a likely much smaller one just due to cutting back finances to prepare for said loans. I'm guessing this apartment will be a studio anywhere from 300-400 sq ft or so, so much smaller than my present one bedroom apartment. I want to throw out there that this will probably be shorter term, such as six months, as I do plan to move out of country. There's a chance of it extending into a twelve month lease though.
I have two concerns. One is, will this even be feasible for a cat with as much energy as Venus? I am terrified this small space might drive her stir crazy, but I don't want to give up my precious baby out of necessity! And two, if I do have to move and bring her with me, how do I keep such a small space clean and odor free? Would I need to do anything different than I'm doing now?
I would love stories about first hand experiences living with cats in quite small spaces as well. I'm quite nervous about the idea of this move and the living quarters.