Living In An Rv With A Cat
We’d like to introduce you to our cat, Luna, who’s been living with us in our RV for the last couple of years. Luna is a beautiful and fluffy Siamese/Ragdoll mix with huge blue eyes and a friendly attitude. Before we moved in to the RV, she was used to spending her days lounging on the couch or snoozing in our bed. She was a little hesitant about the small spaces at first but now has settled into a routine that all four of us enjoy!
Introducing Your Cat To Their New Home
It’s important to keep your cat as comfortable as possible when introducing them to their new home. Take some time before you move in and visit your new home a few days before you’re set to bring your cat over. Bring along their food, litter box, toys, bedding and carrier so they feel at home from the get-go. If you have an outdoor space for them that isn’t fenced in yet, be sure there are no animals roaming around outside that might scare them (like coyotes). They’ll also need time to adjust once they arrive at the RV park and settle into their new surroundings before being let out of their carrier—a few hours is usually enough for cats who are already accustomed to being transported through cars or airplanes! When introducing yourself properly with treats helps too!
Find A Cat Carrier You And Your Cat Will Love
If a carrier is too heavy, it will be uncomfortable and difficult to carry. You’re going to be lugging this thing everywhere, so you want something that is light enough for you to manage. A good rule of thumb is less than 10 pounds.
- Look for an easy-to-clean material like nylon or canvas, which are more resistant than soft leather or vinyl (those types can harbor bacteria). Some carriers come with removable beds that can be washed in the sink or dishwasher.
- Make sure your cat will fit comfortably inside; if not, get a larger size! And remember: cats need room to move around once they’re inside their carriers—if you can’t close the door because your pet won’t stay still long enough (or won’t even go into the carrier), find one with an opening large enough for them without being able to escape easily.
- Choose one that has soft padding on both sides so they don’t hurt themselves while moving around during transport; also make sure there isn’t any sharp plastic edges or anything else uncomfortable poking through anywhere along its length (on top/bottom). If possible, look at several different models before making your final decision so as not to make any rash choices based solely on price alone!
Give Them Freedom To Explore
You might be surprised how many cats enjoy spending time in an RV. They are very independent and will explore on their own, as long as you make it safe for them to do so. This means providing a place for your cat to hide under or sleep inside, as well as making sure you have a scratching post and litter box set up. You can also give them access to windows so they can look out at the passing world outside the RV. Finally, provide toys for your cat to play with when boredom strikes!
Be Patient As They Adjust
Cats are very independent animals. They don’t like to be constrained, and they need time to adjust to their new environment. Patience is key when introducing your cat to an RV, as it will help them learn healthy habits quickly.
Be consistent in your actions and expectations so that they can get used to the routine of living in an RV with you. If you don’t want them jumping up on counters or scratching furniture, make sure not even once that it’s okay for them to do these things!
Consider Getting A Second Cat For Company
If you don’t have a cat, consider getting one. Most RV cats are only allowed to be in the RV when their owners are inside. This can get lonely for your pet, so having another cat for company can do wonders for their mood and mental health. If you already have a dog, consider adopting or buying another cat that needs a home. Cats are great companions as well as rodent deterrents!
Make sure your cat is comfortable when you move into your new RV!
When you are bringing your cat home, there are some steps that you should take to help them adjust to the new environment. Here are some tips for helping your cat get used to their new home:
- Make sure that all of their favorite toys and bedding is brought with them.
- Put out plenty of food and water bowls before you bring them in so they have time to explore the area and get comfortable with it before anything else happens. This will also allow your cat more time outside of its crate if necessary while everyone else is getting settled in (this can be especially helpful if they haven’t been out since moving).
- Once everyone has had a chance to settle down, slowly introduce them into their new space by allowing some supervised explorations throughout the day leading up until nightfall when they should be able do whatever they want without fear of running into anyone else if they don’t feel comfortable exploring yet! The following day will probably go even smoother than yesterday’s did; however there may still be some moments where things aren’t quite as smooth as planned–so expect those too!
If all goes well then it’s safe for us humans too now.”
Now that you’ve read all of these tips, you should be able to travel with your cat in the RV. It may take a little getting used to but both of you will eventually adjust and have a great time together! Just remember that cats are just like people in many ways and need time so don’t push them too much at first or they might get upset. If possible give yourself some space away from each other while still keeping an eye on everything happening around them. This way both parties will feel safe while also having fun exploring new things together as they learn how to live life inside their new home away from home!