Originally Posted by BroganMc
Aww poor little kitty. How would you like to be picked up and dropped off in a totally new home with nothing but strangers when you were a toddler? He's scared and lonely for his kitty family.
He's probably under that bed answering you with "I want my mommy."
I know his cry is heartbreaking. He will adjust, you just need to keep trying to befriend him. Offer him some food, pet him softly, talk to him, play with him, let him cuddle with you when he sleeps (that's what kitten families do). Be soft and kind in your tone of voice, even if he is naughty. It's important he learns that you are a big friendly animal and not a scary hairless monster.
It's a shame you didn't adopt one of his littermates for company. That would have made his transition easier. You just need to be patient and loving.
Oh and maybe put another litter box in your bedroom or attached bathroom so you don't have to worry about him needing it in the middle of the night and getting lost. Also a water bowl.
My previous kitty lost her mom and littermates all on the same day. She cried for a couple weeks looking for them. (She was very small... 4-6 weeks old.) Everytime she cried we went to her and comforted her. Eventually (a couple weeks) she adopted us as her kitty family and settled into our home. She lived with us for 15 years. In those early weeks we just wanted to reassure her that she had a new family that cared as much for her. That's why we answered her calls and let her sleep with us.
I would have taken one of his litter mates but by this time they were all gone, he was the only one left.
plus I wouldn't be able to take more than for a few reasons:
- I have a small bird
- I live in a very small suite
- I would have to pay an extra deposit (200 for each cat) for a student this would be out of the question.
The litter box idea sounds good maybe I will try that next time thank you for the tips ~
I hope he adjusts okay I would hate to have to bother the previous owner once again to take him back
I wouldn't want him to suffer just becuase I was selfish and wanted a cat.
I'll have to see how this goes maybe it just isnt the right time for me to own a cat in my life right now.
seeing as I already own a very needy bird (who is greatly upset and stressed out that the cat is here) and add to that I am in university full time. I really should have thought it out I guess.
but if does it does come to that the owner has already agreed to take him back if need be. i'd hate to do that to him though...