Step 3 – Getting unpacked
When you’ve transported your cat to your new home, it’s best to immediately recreate their safe space. Unpack their belongings while they’re still in their carrier. When you’re moving house with a cat, familiar scents are your friend. Having a safe space filled with the smell of ‘home’ can really help.
Next, you can let them out of their carrier to explore. If they seem particularly nervous, they may want you to stay with them for a while. Here’s where understanding a bit about cat body language will help you decide how they’re feeling.
Moving in checklist:
- Recreate your cat’s ‘safe space’
- Fill it with the scent of ‘home’