(Closed) Getting a deaf cat

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve never had a deaf cat.  When we got our new cat, we set her up in one room so the two cats could hit eachother under the door and slowly introduced them.  The two of them hated eachother for a while, the older one would charge the new one and corner her for months.  They are finally over it now, they aren’t in love but it’s better than hate.  Cats are crazy.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I grew up with a deaf cat who we adopted as a young adult, but I don’t have much advice for you because she was a solo cat and she adjusted really quickly with really no struggle. But I just wanted to chime in because she was a great cat- I have really fond memories of her growing up  so I think you are doing a really great thing 🙂 

Post # 5
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3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You really don’t have to adapt or change anything, other than trying to keep her inside. She doesn’t even really have to be an indoor-only cat though.  Cats can sense vibrations that are associated with sound and “hear” through their whiskers. Like humans, when one sense is disabled, the rest of the senses become stronger in compensation, so her whiskers will be more sensitive than her hearing counterparts, and her sense of smell will also be more developed.  She can probably already get along just fine on her own, and should need little if any extra attention, over what you’d normally have to deal with when transitioning any cat into a new home.

Post # 6
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4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

When I introduced my two cats, I kept them in separate spaces in the house for a week, and traded their locations periodically, so that they could get used to each other’s smells. When they were finally face to face, they sniffed each other, and were okay.

Do you have a laser pointer? That could be a great way to get the deaf’s cat attention.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have no advice but awwww how sweet of you!!

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