Adopted 2 year old antagonistic siamese cat
by John Mack
(Fountain Hills AZ)
I just adopted a 2-year-old former Siamese show cat who was then used to breed. I have had her four weeks and she is still very opposed to me touching her at all. She has gotten to the point where she will purr when I am close and will "roll on the ground" when I am close by. But if I attempt to pet her, she attacks me - and even if my hand is close, she goes into attack mode. This morning she was in her climber and when I came close she attacked me and scratched my face. What can I do about this cat behavior problem?
Is this normal behavior? I have had cats my entire life and have adopted adult cats but I never experienced anything like this.
Note: We have two Bengal cats in the house who tolerate her presence. They don't seem to bother her as she just avoids them and they avoid her.