help! kitten hates being stroked :-(
My partner and I took home 2 beautiful 13 week old kittens from a shelter last sunday, and I'm looking for some advice on how to help a VERY shy kitten. They are brother (Iggy) and sister (Ella), and although the Iggy is very affectionate and will let you stroke him till the cows come home Ella won't even let you touch her, and will recoil when a hand is placed on her.
She will feed from our hand and sit near us but as soon as we try and touch her she runs away. I would love to know if there is a way we can build her confidence and show her that we are not going to harm her.
It is so confusing to have one kitten with so much love to give and the other hating any physical contact at all.
We have kept them in a safe room and we would love to let them explore the rest of the place, Iggy is dying to get out, but are worried Ella will be even more scared and hate us even more!