Abby

I have a Cat .. we adopted recently but get we cant get her to come out.?

shes A full blooded Russian Blue she pretty much lives under the couch. we dont know how to get her to come out.. we think she was abused before we got her because half of her left ear has been cut off. we desepartly need help getting her to come out, we have a dog and another cat but shes littarlty terrorized of everything! HELP!? also whens shes locked in a room by herself she acts all cuddly and loving.. but its just when she has full run of the house she freaks even when the other animals are put away! thanks


Asked by Abby on Apr 29th 2010 Tagged scared, hiding, cat, russian, blue in Fears & Phobias
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It sounds to me that you are dealing with a rescued feral cat and that is why her left ear seems to be "cut off". Typically, when a feral cat has been spayed or neutered the left ear is "tipped". However, my vet took almost half of a feral kitten's ear off when I had her fixed. In any event, you need to let the cat stay in a confined area (or small room) until she gets used to her surroundings and the normal sounds in a house. It may take a few weeks or even months. The key to success is to just be patient and let her do her own thing at her own pace. Just provide plenty of love, toys, food, water (at all times) and her litterbox. A window would be nice for her to look out and get some mental stimulation. Best of luck.


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Airel

The trouble here is that she is new to the house and is afraid of everthing . Please put her back in the room by herself for a time so that she can get used to her new home . When she is used to the sounds and smells of her new home let her out for short visits to the rest of the house and other pets . She is just overwelum at this point .


Airel answered on 4/29/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Izadore (Izzie)

You have answered your own question. If your cat is happy in her "own" room, then leave her there until she obtains some self-confidence. If you don't know her history before you adopted her, then you need to go on the assumption that she was abused. You might want to call your local shelter or rescue and ask for pointers on how to socialize an abused cat. She needs your love and patience right now. Don't hassel or force her to come out, just leave her be. When she does decide to investigate her surroundings, keep the other animals away from her and just let her explore on her own. Good luck!


Izadore (Izzie) answered on 4/29/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Rainey

Keep her isolated in the room for a while. She's adjusting to a lot of changes. Once she develops your trust, she will began to explore the rest of the house. However, it might take longer for her to adjust to the dog and other cat.

By the way, she's NOT a full blooded Russian Blue. Her eyes are the wrong color (they look yellow in the picture), RB's only have green eyes .


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Charley

It's just because of the new house + a new family - a big big change for her.
She will get used to it in her own time, and come out, and interact with her new family. Just give her some time.


Charley answered on 5/2/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer