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I want to adopt a kitten but I've been told that they can sometimes run away. Is this true? I live in a first-floor apartment but I'm worried what might happen if someone leaves the main door open.

Also, we have ceiling fans in all the rooms. Is this safe for cats?

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Hi
personally i think cats need a large space to live in and access to outside if possible. This is what being a cat is all about.

Now I know that in the Us many people do keep cats inside but when they do they need a large house or apartment. So it does depend on how big your home is.

As for running away, well no if a cat is happy in their home they will have no need to run away. However cats may get outside to be a cat and do all those things cats like to do such as climb tress and explore etc. This is why it is importnat to have your cat micro chipped so that if they do get lost their is a better chance of finding them.

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Also make sure that their inside world is as stimulating as possible for them, then they will lead a happier life if they are inside all the time. Please see this page for more ideas on this

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As for the ceiling fans. i don't think they will be a problem. I have never heard of a cat being hurt by one before. Just make sure that their is no high furniture near by which the cat could use to climb up onto.

best wishes kate

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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I am a platinum member of Ezinearticles where i write mainly cat related articles.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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