I've just brought home a young adult cat who is extremely shy and nervous. After less than two weeks, we've made a lot of progress together: he sleeps in my bed with me some nights, will come up to me to take treats out of my hand instead of insisting I put them down and walk away, and even slow blinked me a couple times yesterday! But he still won't let me touch him, rarely plays with me and spends a lot of time in his hiding place. He took a couple months to warm up to his fosterer, so I know I just have to be patient.
But sometimes I feel like he is trying to tell me something and I just don't know what it is. It never happens when I'm in his safe room with him, but when I'm in another room, he often comes in and just sits or stands there and stares at me with those big eyes. If I approach him, he skitters off back to his hiding place, so it's not that he wants to play or cuddle or anything. And this can happen any time of day, so I don't think it's about feeding. I feel so bad that I don't know what to do, I'm worried I'm neglecting him in some way? Can anyone offer any advice?