Bombay Cats

Can Bombay Cats Be Left Alone?

By Jack Bodeley on Jan 4, 2024 Reviewed by Mick Ford

Can Bombay cats be left alone? How long can Bombay cats be left alone?

Can Bombay Cats Be Left Alone

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Do Bombay cats get lonely? Do Bombay cats get separation anxiety?

If a cat is left alone for long periods of time, they will become lonely and bored, and sometimes destructive.

Bombays want to be with their owners all the time and are likely to mope if left alone for too long.

Do Bombay cats need another cat?

Yes. Bombays get along well with other pets and children. Consider keeping another cat with a Bombay if you have room.

Ideally, you want kittens that grow up together. Bonded kittens will remain best friends for life and will enjoy each others company during playtime and will often cuddle up together to sleep.

Keeping two cats may cost more but if you go out to work during the day, for example, two cats will keep each other company.

If you decide to keep two cats of the opposite sex, you might want to neuter them if they live together to avoid unwanted kittens.

Also remember that an adult cat that is used to living alone might not welcome a feline companion so socialization and training might be necessary.

Is a Bombay cat an indoor cat?

Yes. Bombays are good for an indoor lifestyle.

But you have to keep in mind that even indoor cats occassionally enjoy exploring the great outdoors. These also comes with it’s own sets of dangers.

An indoor cat is often said to be more susceptible to outdoors dangers that an outdoor cat. Some of these dangers include speeding vehicles, predators, picking up parasites and contracting infectious diseases. For this reason, indoor cats are more healthier and live longer than their outdoor friends but require regular play sessions.

You might be able to give an indoor cat the outdoor experience without the dangers by constructing a cat run.

There are legal responsibilities related to this topic also—In some areas cats are considered to have a right to roam, however, many places have laws that protect homeowners from damage by neighbor’s cats. And before you allow your cat outside, you might need to consider it’s effect on local bird populations especially of ground-nesting birds.