Dear Catster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
Catster magazine, www.catster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.
Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
How to read very shy new cat?
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?