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I’m a new cat mom and need advice!?

So about two weeks ago I adopted a kitten that is male and 7 months old. He doesn’t like his bed. No matter what he won’t sleep in it. He’ll sleep on the couch or he’ll even desperately beg to sleep in my bed. I don’t want him sleeping on my bed and I don’t know how to train him to stop going up there. I usually don’t mind it but my boyfriend is allergic to cat dander so that’s why we try to keep far away from the bed as much as possible. I don’t know how to train him to go lay in his own bed. I tried luring him with putting his toys in there. Even with treats. And he won’t budge. Any and all advice would be helpful!
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  • Your cat wants to be with you. If you don't want to be with your cat, then you shouldn't own one. Give your cat to someone who will love him. Or else, get a new boyfriend.
    aladdinwa · 1 0
  • Why did you buy a cat when your bf is allergic to cat dander? Cats choose where they want to sleep. Put a towel down where you want him to lie, on the sofa or where ever it is. But don't expect him to take to it. The cat will lie down where "he" wants to and cats generally sleep with their owners. Perhaps, you should re-home this cat and get either a Sphynx or a Cornish Rex. Otherwise, you are looking to have a lifelong fight with your bf over the dander.
    babyboomer1001 · 1 0
  • Oh my god. Take this kitten back. What horrible shelter volunteer approved someone like you to adopt? You're a control freak and CLEARLY not someone who would ever treat this cat like family. I pity this poor kitten having to live with you the last two weeks! TAKE IT BACK!!!!
    Love my Newf · 1 0
  • You cannot train a cat to sleep in a certain place. The best you can do is provide sleeping areas that are very appealing, and notice I made that areas, plural. Every cat I've ever had chooses where it wants to sleep. Sometimes that's the top of the clothes dryer, sometimes it's under the bed, sometimes it's where I've put a cat sleeping area, or the laundry basket, the ironing board, or inside a closet. And no cat has consistently chosen the same spot all the time. They like to move around. I think it has to do with an animal instinct not to leave its scent where a predator can find it.

    If you don't want him in the bedroom, close the door. Or put him in a crate for the night, which I don't recommend but maybe it's the best you can do.

    If you want to make an area attractive to the cat, make it warm, possibly inside a cardboard box, and cats like fuzzy things and wool. My cat is sleeping on an old bathrobe of mine right now. Old wool sweaters, ones you've worn, can work very well.
    Karen L · 3 0
  • Cats do not like cat beds, just shut the bedroom door, or get a new boyfriend, and i hope your cat is neutered.
    PAMELA · 0 1

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