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    Help with older terrified kitty

    I went ahead and opened up the door of the office so Harry could join the family. I shut the basement door so he couldn’t fully retreat down there and he’s doing really well. Sometimes he will hide under my daughter’s bed upstairs during the day but he still comes down to the kitchen for food...
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    Next steps with shy kitten

    I’m so glad I asked on here about Harry. He’s really doing awesome I think. Last night we had a little catnip party and the after everyone else went to bed I hung out on the couch playing games on my phone. Harry jumped up next to me and batted at my hand a couple of times. Not really in an...
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    Next steps with shy kitten

    I've noticed with the hanging mice they will partially climb up the sisal poles and reach out to bat at them. I don't think they're very interested in them since they don't run away. But they do love all the different levels and it's nice there is a little house that is low to the ground...
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    Next steps with shy kitten

    I think Harry has been doing pretty well! I haven’t really had to take his food to him. He will come out to the kitchen and eat it now. He has found a hiding spot that he’s disappeared to a couple of times this week, but I guess that’s okay. He plays at night with me quite a bit and I think he...
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    Next steps with shy kitten

    It’s been a big morning for Harry! Lots of action with kids getting ready for school and everything. I’m very happy to see him here instead of hiding out of sight. thanks everyone for your advice and encouragement. I can’t wait to see how his personality develops.
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    Next steps with shy kitten

    Okay it sounds like there's at least a small consensus that it's time to give Harry the chance to start exploring the house. I shut the door to the basement and opened the door to the office. He did immediately run down the stairs to the basement but quickly discovered that wasn't a good...
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    Next steps with shy kitten

    Haha this is typical Lloyd I see what you’re saying and I do think it’s time to let Harry out of the cage most of the time in the safe room. I’m just not sure how he can learn from watching Lloyd with us if he’s hiding all the time (in the rest of the house). We have a great cat condo in the...
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    Next steps with shy kitten

    Right now the only reason they are not together 24/7 is because for the first month they never came out of the basement (except when everyone was asleep). Lloyd the other kitten is the complete opposite of Harry, super confident and snuggly. He does go in and out of the safe room freely, when...
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    Next steps with shy kitten

    He LOVES the Churu cat treats. Lately he’ll pause eating them to sniff my hand. So I think he’s getting there. Baby steps.
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    Next steps with shy kitten

    Cool. I have read all of those articles. More than once actually lol. I’m hoping that he’s gotten attached enough to his carrier that he’ll always go back to that when he’s scared. I just don’t want to be in a situation where he needs to go to the vet or there’s an emergency and I can’t catch...
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    Next steps with shy kitten

    It has mainly been me in the office because I work from home and I’m in there all day during the week. But both my kids and my husband have come in with me and played with him a few times. We always sit on the floor.My daughter and I have done our bedtime reading in there a couple of times. He...
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    Next steps with shy kitten

    I’m not sure why my post cut off, but what I was saying was that I’ve read many many other threads on here about cats who remain skittish for years. So I’m keeping my expectations low but it would be great to let him out before too long. We have another kitten he can play with and they get along...
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    Next steps with shy kitten

    I have a six month old kitten that I’ve had now for about 7 weeks. He had been at the shelter a long time because he was fearful and would hiss at anyone who came close. The first month at home he hid in the basement and made minimal progress getting to know the family. I finally got him...
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    Help with older terrified kitty

    Harry update: I now let him out to roam the office and play a couple times a day. He comes out and stretches, rolls around and chills, as long as I’m not too close. He will walk right up to me to lick Churu treats, and he’ll reach with a paw to try to pull my hand closer if he can but then...
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    Help with older terrified kitty

    ME TOOOOO! I've started to let him roam around the office a little when I'm in here. He still keeps his distance but he gets more relaxed all the time. He’s eating and drinking and doing his business just fine so I’ll hold off on freaking him out with a trip to the vet! I’m so glad he had...
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