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Going away need advice!

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my bf and i recently got a 6 month old kitten. he is great! we recently went away for a weekend and had our super check in on him everyday and spend time with him. But on the second day she said he was lonely looking and not playing as much. I dont think he liked spending the night alone. We have plans this summer to go away on weekends a few times. My question is should we get another cat so he is not as lonely at nights or just keep having our friend check in on him?

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  • Kellyann CookeKellyann Cooke Member Posts: 373
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    A companion animal may not be the best way to go - how about a pet sitter? In your home - if you can't afford to board him. Even if someone is checking in - you may want to leave a radio on for him - the background noise can be comforting - but interaction is still important. And don't forget to leave a light on at night - cats can't see in complete darkness - contrary to popular belief. I know it can be heart breaking to think your little one is lonely. Try to find someone who can spend a lot of time with him while you are gone.
  • Quin WilliamsQuin Williams Member Posts: 42
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    My rule of thumb is if one cat is happy by itself, then just have someone come "visit" while you are out of town. If you want another cat, then get one, most young cats and kittens like another cat around. It is totally up to you.
  • Kate BKate B Member Posts: 42
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    Don't get another cat specifically to keep him company during your vacations. Now if you wanted 2 cats, that's a different matter. While you're on vacation, either get a pet sitter (could be at your house or their's) or take him to a reputable kennel. Also, if this was the first time you've let him alone during the nights, then he might get use to it as he matures. He'll recognize that you always return and be sure to give him a reward for his good behavior.
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