My cat won't socialise

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Hi! So I'm having this problem with my cat Mushita. She's 2yo, I also have another cat Mythica, the same age. They were together since the beginning, they are affectionate towards each other, they're bonded. I adopted them about the same time (about a year ago), Mushita was first about a month. My relationship with Mythica is ideal, he's affectionate with me, he likes playing with me, he sleeps with me. However Mushita hasn't make much progress for about 7 months now. She's escapimg to the furthest place in the room (I live in a studio) when I move. When I approach her she hasses at me hiding her ears. Sometimes it's better like I can approach her when she's sleeping, sometimes she lets me pet her. Most of the times she's just tense observing whenever I move. Now, I feel like I've tried everything to make her feel comfy and good but it doesn't seem to be sufficient. I also tried separating them for a while in order to try making better conection but I feel it only made it worse. She has a physical injury that's been lasting since the beginning I think. I just saw it a couple of months ago and she was on meds and painkillers. She seemed a bit more flexible while playing but except that I didn't notice anything. I'd appriciate a little guidance.
 

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Hi, Welcome!
What is the injury? Is it healing now?

If it is healing, has her behavior relaxed--it sounds like no?

If I were you, I would stop pressuring her regarding interacting with you. Allow her to have her space, and to make the decision on her own when to approach you.
 
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Hi, Welcome!
What is the injury? Is it healing now?

If it is healing, has her behavior relaxed--it sounds like no?

If I were you, I would stop pressuring her regarding interacting with you. Allow her to have her space, and to make the decision on her own when to approach you.
Thank you for responding.

We're in the middle of finding out/fixing the injury. It's somewhere in ono of her paws. She was on medicines that was suppoused to help and I could see her walk less limping but in behavior didn't change much.

I'm trying not to bother her much but we live in a small space so I'm always close to her and I see she's stressed whenever something's happening. Thank you for suggestion
 

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Since it doesn't seem the injury is fully resolved, that still could be impacting her behavior. I'd let things ride until you feel she has fully recovered and see if at that time you start to notice some positive changes in her.

You can always try some of the suggestions in this article to see if they might help any.
14 Cat Experts Reveal: How To Get A Cat To Like Me - TheCatSite

Keep us updated, please!
 
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Since it doesn't seem the injury is fully resolved, that still could be impacting her behavior. I'd let things ride until you feel she has fully recovered and see if at that time you start to notice some positive changes in her.

You can always try some of the suggestions in this article to see if they might help any.
14 Cat Experts Reveal: How To Get A Cat To Like Me - TheCatSite

Keep us updated, please!
That may make sense. It's a good idea to fix the injury first and then to see if a change occour.

Well thank you for your suggestions and the article, I'll let you know if something more happens!
 
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