How to get a cat out from under the bed
Cats like hiding, and the area under the bed is ideal. While hiding is a natural habit for most cats, it may be annoying or unpleasant for the people with whom they share their lives. The procedures you should take to bring a cat out from under a bed can vary depending on why the cat is hiding and how quickly you need the animal out. Depending on the conditions, you might attempt coaxing the cat out, providing a pleasant setting so the cat ultimately comes out on its own, or frightening the cat out as a last option.
1. Entice Your Cat to Come Out
1. Call your cat’s name. If your cat is familiar with you and your surroundings and is not afraid or frightened, encouraging them to come out may be as easy as calling them. If you routinely call your cat at mealtime, for treats, or just to show love, your cat is likely to link being called with nice things. Call your cat like you would ordinarily for food or company.
2. Call your cat’s name. If your cat is familiar with you and your surroundings and is not afraid or frightened, encouraging them to come out may be as easy as calling them. If you routinely call your cat at mealtime, for treats, or just to show love, your cat is likely to link being called with nice things. Call your cat like you would ordinarily for food or company.
- If you have a new cat that is still getting used to its surroundings, this might be an excellent method to make them feel more at ease in your house. Allow your cat to eat quietly and then return to its hiding place if it so wishes. After a few repetitions of this technique, your cat will most likely begin to feel safer and will begin to spend more time outside.
- You could have more success with canned meals or especially enticing delights like tuna, roasted chicken, or deli meats.
3. Use a toy to entice your cat. If your cat has a favorite toy, such as a “fishing lure” on a string, try suspending it and shaking it around in front of the cat’s face. Toys that create noise (e.g., bells) may be very successful in attracting the cat’s attention. Dangle the toy towards the bed’s edge. Once the cat begins to play with it, gently back up to entice them all the way out.
2. Putting It Off
1. Be kind with your cat. Many cats hide when they are afraid or disturbed. Allowing a new cat to hide for a short period of time might make them feel more safe in your house. Don’t attempt to hurry them if there’s no pressing cause for them to come out.
2. Close the door. Your cat may feel overwhelmed if they are in a new space that is larger than what they are used to. Limiting your cat’s “territory” to a single room may help them feel safer and encourage them to come out of hiding and explore.
3. Maintain silence. Reduce the amount of noise in the room and keep children and other pets away until your cat feels less scared and stressed. Play some peaceful classical music to provide a nice sound for the cat to concentrate on and distract them from other, more threatening sounds.
4. Make use of a relaxing pheromone spray. Purchase a bottle of Feliway or a comparable substance developed to alleviate cat anxiety from your veterinarian or a pet supply shop. Spray the room with the solution. Place a treated towel in a cardboard box, or sprinkle a little amount of spray on a cat bed and place it near your bed.
5. Reward your cat for being brave enough to come out. If you attempt to comfort or touch the cat while it is hiding, you may unintentionally promote the hiding habit. Ignore the cat until it begins to emerge, then lavish praise, attention, or goodies on it.
3. Frightening Your Cat
1. Start the vacuum cleaner. If you need to bring your cat out from under the bed right away, the sound of a vacuum cleaner is really effective. Bring the vacuum cleaner inside the bedroom and place it close to the bed. The majority of cats will flee at the sound. If your cat is adamant about staying, try slipping the vacuum hose beneath the bed and rattling it around.
2. Sweep the floor under the bed with a broom. Insert a broom beneath the bed and gently brush it back and forth to entice the cat to leave. If your cat is able to climb up into your box spring, this method may not be helpful.
3. Attempt to relocate your cat’s bed. Some cats prefer to be beneath the bed when they can also push up against a wall or a corner. Try relocating your bed away from the wall so your cat is less comfortable there.