I have had tom cats and some females take off for a month or more at a time.
I had a female outdoor cat that would go to the neighbors house in the summer months. In the winter she would come back to her heated cat bed in an enclosed building.
I have had many tom cats take off for months at a time. They were probably in search of Juliet. They have generally taken off in the spring and summer months.
Some cats have taken off in the past to live at the neighbors house because he had milk cows. What cat could resist fresh milk everyday.
I had a gray stripped tabby cat for five years. One day I could not find her. After five years she returned. She looked good. After she was here for one month she died. I guess she wanted to come home to die.
I have adopted a lot of cats over the years. Some have taken off for a week at a time right when I first let them outdoors. They might have been trying to find their way home or just exploring their new surroundings.
I had a black and white female cat that was part Siamese and Himalayan that I had adopted. She lived at my place for quite a few years. I saw her at the neighbors house one day when I was driving by. I found out from other neighbors that she was now living in their house. I was sad to loose her but at least she had a good indoor home in her old age. She had left me with her legacy of many kittens over the years.
Cats love to explore and roam around. It is a good survival skill. A cat should look for the best source of food in the wild. I hope your cat comes home shortly.
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