Briefly, DDs two adult cats joined our household 4 weeks ago tomorrow. They were placed in the (converted) loft at first to get them used to our house. The door to the loft has been left wide open for over 3 weeks now. The cats are eating well, love a bit of attention and all seems fine apart from the fact they won’t come anywhere nearer the rest of the house than the loft stairs.
I often spend the night up there to keep them company, our youngest long time resident cat frequently joins me, the two “lodgers” will growl at him but he doesn’t answer back and to date there has been no punch-up. Our two older females have seen/heard the new interlopers and have since stayed away from the loft. They are not aggressive cats at all.
We are now worried that the two loft cats will never come downstairs and get to go outside again. We did try and force the issue a few nights ago by bringing them down to the living room and letting them have it to themselves overnight. Although they seemed fine down there the next day they made their way straight back to the loft and stayed in their safe spots all day. They have always been quite shy of new people at first but do come round when they know someone.
Does anyone know if there’s something else we should be trying to help them settle? We are willing to try as long as it takes. Apologies for rambling.
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