Innitially, each cat is out a minimum of two hours a day (unless they do not want to come out). Once they become familiar with us, the space’ and the other cats, they are free to roam in and out for the rest of their visit. This takes a cat from 0 to 5 days (for really shy cats), to be fully integrated out in the room.
Integration happens with a lot of communal play, feeding, and distraction. Being calm, moving slowly, and creating a relaxing environment also helps them adjust faster .
I have catified the back storage room for cats privacy and comfort. Shy cats are free to go into the back room when strangers come in. Only I or my staff enter this room.