Brother and Sister

by Cat mom
(South Boston, MA, USA)

Aren't we pretty?

Aren't we pretty?

I took in a brother and sister at 10 weeks and they are 6 months old. They don't seem to have warmed up any to humans. They are always together. I don't know how long it will take before they will like being held? Also, they do not talk back like another siamese I have had. Any advice? Do you think they will be like this forever?

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Feb 06, 2012
Pretty Cats
by: Lin

Your two baby cats are so cute. I am sure they will become more friendly as they get older. They are still only babies and to busy playing to cuddle at the moment. I am sure they will be lovely lap cats as they get older. They really are cute lucky you.

Jan 24, 2012
Start over
by: my2wins

Cats have different personalities. I had a traditional siamese 30 years ago that was the love of my life. When he died at the age of 21, I had spent the better part of my adult life with him and I thought I would never ever find another cat like him. I spent a year looking for another and was unsuccessful. That was 15 years ago and I've been "sans-cat" since then. Then 2 months ago I found a siamese kitten randomly in a ferral litter, after seeing a friend post his picture on facebook. From the photo my heart sung out, and I knew this kitty had that special look on his face. And of all things, when I went to see him, he had a twin sister. So I went from zero to twins all in the blink of an eye.

The little boy's personality is identical to my beloved little fellow from way back. He's the second great love of my life. His sister is skittish but very sweet and getting sweeter every day. She sounds like a little bird when she meows. They are now 14 weeks old and getting more loving every day. These were ferral cats birthed by a wild ferral mama, and found in a backyard! I was lucky that a very kind woman found the litter and hand raised the babies for 4 weeks until I came along and took these two at 8 weeks.

I would guess your kittens didn't get a proper hand raising by someone who handled them in their early weeks.

I'd suggest you start over with them. There's a good video on YouTube by a guy who is socializing ferral cats. I'm not saying your cats are Ferral, but you can learn from his technique to re-socialize your cats. He shows how to get them to trust using food and careful moving, never startling them.

If that doesn't work, maybe its just their personalities. That said, I've never met a cat that didn't eventually warm up when they knew they were loved and safe and cherished. Even if they stay skittish, they eventually start being loving with their human. (Assuming their human is providing a loving-cat-worthy environment).

So I'd ask yourself, are you giving them a loving environment or are they in any way living in discomfort? Is there a smoker in the house? Is someone poking or teasing them when you're not looking? Is there a dog tormenting them? If you were them would you be comfortable living in your house? Are you keeping them safely indoors? Feeding them wet or raw food so they are optimally healthy? See www.catinfo.org for a lot of great info on the best way to raise healthy cats. I just came across this site a few weeks ago and it changed my perspective on how to care for my new cats.

Good luck. Your cats are absolutely precious, and I hope you find success in re-introducing them to your family.

Jan 21, 2012
Aren't we pretty
by: Beatrice

Hi there,

In the sixties when we were young we had a wonderful Siamese called Bobo. She would almost talk to you. I have never been able to get another Siamese like her. I have one at the moment and she is a disaster, she hardly talks to me at all, all she is interested in is her food. She is very unaffectionate. I think it's the type of Siamese now that is being bred, beautiful and sleek for shows and breeding. What a pity. Your two look so cute though and maybe when they trust you more they will hopefully warm to you.

KInd regards,

Beatrice from Ireland

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