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Top Ten Places Kitten Can Hide

You come home from work and slip into the front door. Instead of being greeted by your feline friend, you step into an empty room. You call out to him, walk into the kitchen and shake the kibble box, then run the can opener. No cat in sight. Before you panic and start looking outdoors for your kitty, be sure he isn’t hiding indoors by checking the Top Ten Places Kitty Can Hide:

  1. Under the recliner. Don’t neglect under the footstool either. They can crawl up into the space found there. Raise the lever slowly and peek up inside the stool.
  2. Up in the fireplace. Is the flue open or closed? Kitty may be sooty and hard to spot at first.
  3. Inside an air or heating vent.
  4. Under the heater.
  5. Behind the stove.
  6. Under or behind the refrigerator
  7. Underneath the bed, not on the floor but up into the bedsprings. Look for a small entry hole.
  8. Inside the dryer or in the dirty clothes
  9. Inside a dresser drawer.
  10. Behind the drapes.

Why would your cat be hiding from you? Several reasons: He could be trapped and unable to get out. He might be sick and hiding. Something could have scared him in your absence. Or, you might have inadvertently brought home a strong scent he’d rather avoid.

Search for him in every room. In every room, lay on your stomach in the middle of the room. Look around for any space small enough that he can get into without his whiskers touching. Use a flashlight in your search. His eyes will reflect the light, regardless if it is day or night. If you are unable to find him, then expand your search outdoors.

  1. Korat
  2. Balinese
  3. Javanese
  4. Japanese Bobtail
  5. Somali
  6. Abyssinian
  7. Turkish Van
  8. Siamese
  9. Egyptian Mau
  10. Oriental Shorthair
  11. Tonkinese
  12. Bengal
  13. Norwegian Forest Cat
  14. Cornish Rex
  15. Siberian

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