i have 3 cats at home. 1 is almost 4, and she is the mother of my other 2 cats who are almost 3. the mother and the one son, are very lovable, and love to be around people, but the other son, although lovable is very shy. he won't come out if we have company, and he spends most of his day hiding, even if we don't have company. if we want to see him, we have to look all over the house first. we have never been mean to our cats, and love them dearly. but i just don't understand why the one cat is so scared of everything. most of the time he is okay if his face is covered up, and he only really likes going outside at nighttime, when no one can see him. i was wondering if anyone could give me any tips about what to do about my shy cat. thanx
I have never owned a cat before. If your cat was 1 year old when she had kittens, that seems very young, thoung, I am not farmilair with cats. My mother has two cats and they love people, though they run when they hear noises, or sometimes run from people. Her cats also spend most of the day hiding. It is very hard to find my mothers cats. My mom isn't mean to her cats, they are just shy. I think all cats are. My mother has one cat that is very shy and will run from everything. She never lets her cats outside, they are afraid to go outside, for the most part. You can try socializing him. Hope this helps!Good LUCK!
Try this...some cats that are given the chance will hide and come out very rarely.I would try shutting all the doors so he can't hide. When he does come around give things like Catnip or treats in say the livingroom.Encourage friends to hold him with catnip.Hopefully he will connect people with goodies.Cats in boarding that tend to be fearful do come around after a few days if they are not able to hide.They do repond to baby talk and petting.Longer if they are somewhat fractious.