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Old 11-19-2012, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my two kittens are 7 months old this week-how can I get them to be more sociable? Is it possible? people come over to see our kittens and they run and hide under the bed upstairs?
There are a handful of people they don't seem to be afraid of? why is this?
Also lately the little boy kitten seems frightened by any loud noise, if my husband walks towards him or gets up fast? Is there anything I can do?
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know if it's possible. Just time may help. If they experience people over at your house for a while, eventually they should see nothing bad will happen.

But my two cats run and hide too. It was really dissapointing to invite people over to see them & the cats are hiding away with no interest in seeing other people.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My cat is sensitive about visitors and will hide. However, once she realizes it is people she's met before, she eventually comes back out and lounges in the floor. Maybe if you have the same visitors over, they'll become more accustomed and realize that company is not a big deal.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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this sounds like our kitties, especially cody. he has outgrown his shyness though and will come and hang out when guests come over. he was about 1 1/2 years when he wasn't nearly so shy like he used to be. so i agree with the above posters that mentioned it may just take time if you can have people come over every now and then. i have noticed he is more shy when people pay too much attention to him, he will come out to guests who act like they don't notice him when they first arrive.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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At that age, kittens start to hit "puberty" and will have behavior changes. Their behavior should level back out in a couple months. For socializing my guys, I just try to have mellow guests, and have those guests offer treats to the cats, so kitty learns that guests = yummy treats
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The idea with treats is fantastic. Though cat owners tend to forget, that cats are like people. When we have a visit from my husbands family, ****, I would love to hide somewhere too.
Some cats are just more social than the others. And some may never like new visitors.
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