Hiding Cats

by Shelly
(El Paso, Tx)

I brought home two Siamese Cats yesterday. A brother and a sister, Beauty and Beast. Ever since I got them here they haven't come out of hiding ;-(

I'm getting worried that they never will. I haven't noticed they've eaten, drank or used the kitty box. I know they've relocated at night and maybe looked around. My concern is will they ever interact with me?
What should I do? I've tried handing them treats and it didn't work. I just hope and want to make sure the day comes that they sit with and even sleep with me.
Any suggestions?

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Jan 09, 2010
Placing the bowl of food
by: Lynn

Placing the bowl of food near her hiding place is fine. So don't feel guilty.
Before you know it, she will be taking over your whole house!

Jan 08, 2010
by: Shelly

Yeah I jave bee talking nicely and not forcing them out. I can speak to Bandit and he will come out shortly after. However his sister is still in hiding. Often enough they are not in the same area, so I attempt to take Bandit to lore his sister out or just be with her. Hopefully that wll help her loosen up.

I probably shouldn't but i've found myself at nights planting a bowl of food near her hiding location to get her to eat. It works but probably a habit I should break so she has to come out. What do you think?

Jan 08, 2010
by: Sharon

Hi, I understand your concern. It is normal but what I would suggest doing is talking to them nicely...not forcing the issue or anything and waiting to see how things go. I went through the same thing w/my beloved Diva so I know where you're coming from.

Jan 08, 2010
Your Hiding cats
by: Lynn

Hi Shelly

It might take several days for them to surface. This is very normal.

Just be patient. You will start seeing them a little at a time. The fact that your adopted a brother and sister is great and less scary for each cat. Don't worry.

Keep in touch of their progress.


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