Here is an update on Romeo, our shrub dwelling kitty, again any suggestions or warnings are greatly appreciated. Romeo has been in his room for a little of a month. I took your suggestion and put the chair up on the bed. In a few days I stuffed the bottom with bubble wrap so there was no void and it now is back in place. His hidey hole where he feels safe is in the tube of a cat scratch post. He is funny, most the time when he is open, he faces out, but when hiding or stressed he faces the wall with his butt showing through the back of the tub. I know he figures if he can't see us then we can't see him. He is super fine with me and we have a routine where I sit with him on the floor or the chair and he sits next to me on a foot stool, and he is venturing on the bed from time to time. He loves to be pet and rubbed and we play. He uses the kitty litter boxes without issues and waits eager at the door for breakfast, snacks and dinner. Several times I have cracked the door and our youngest, friendliest cat and him share snacks and peeks without animosity. Several times I have locked the other cats out and opened up his door to let him explore but invariably when I come back or if I stay in another room he is in is tube facing the wall. Originally I thought that I would only introduce him to the others when he felt comfortable enough to leave his room and venture out, do you agree? He also has regressed a lot with my husband, who out on the screened porch was able to feed him treats and occasionally pet him. Now if he comes into the room Romeo hides. We have sat together on the floor giving treats but he still goes and hides. I have thought of having him feed him, what do you think? A couple of observations, he prefers to eat when I sit with him and pet him and if I leave the room he will leave his food. Also, his movements are still very furtive and hurried, like living in the wild he is very reactionary to sounds having to react by scuttling away. Even with me, he scurries from point a to point b, not a stroll but a sprint. I image that will go away in time. He seems to be sensitive to the weather, his moods changing with it. He has good days and then a bad one...but all in all seems okay. Not that interested in playing though.... Please tell me if I am doing something wrong or too soon. We aren't in a hurry, but I don't want to do anything that is creating a bad habit or a phobia with him. Thanks again for all your advice and kind words!