I have to chuckle Fionasmom. I have a failure too. A black female 6 week old kitten I fostered 12 years ago. I was sure a 6 week old kitten could be turned around. I worked constantly with her. No luck. Ended up keeping her as she was unadoptable. Here we are 12 years later and she still doesn't trust me. Her safe spot is under our bed. If she ever needs vet care I'll have to trap her. In her defense I will say she was born under a mobile home and terribly abused by the kds and adults living in that community.I do exactly what P poohandpunky describes with carrying the kitten around continually, even putting them in a sports bra type contraption so that I can have my hands free and still be with them and talk to them. Lots of kitten friendly music; classical music is on all the time in the house anyway. As far as my success rate goes, of the times I have had to do this with kittens who were not necessarily friendly or might have been true ferals, it worked most times which is about 10. I am excluding any kitten who was friendly from the beginning. It failed spectacularly with one all black female who still lives in my house 15 years later and still thinks I am the devil incarnate, and was only so-so with a tortie who became attached to one of my male cats and basically ignored me in favor of him.