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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-04-2009, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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New Kitten doesn't seem to be settling in well...

Hi guys,

I have a 5 month old Russian Blue, she has been with us for a week now and doesnt seem to be settling in all that well. She is a timid and shy cat and not at all agressive or defensive, never wags her tail. She doesnt seem scared of her new home or confused in any way. But she wont move from where ever shes left. I fetch her down in the morning and put her food bowl in front of her, and take her back up to her room at night and put food in front of her and show her the litter tray. Basically she wont do any of this for herself! I get her out of her bed each evening and sit her on my knee and she purrs away happily, no attempt to get away ever. Shes not interested in playing either.

I thought she must have just been shy and a bit scared at first but shes been here a week now and its starting to seem odd. Today she did a wee on my knee because she didnt want to go to her litter tray, but still didnt even try to get to her litter. She is litter trained and has never had a problem using it before, she knows where it is too.

I will take her to the vets when I can and contact the breeder but just wanted to see if anyone else has experienced this.

Any ideas why she might be doing this, could she be ill? She seems happy enough? Any help is much appreciated,


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-04-2009, 06:52 PM
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Re: New Kitten doesn't seem to be settling in well...

I would definitely take her to a vet to rule out illness, because a kitten of her age should not be lethargic like she is.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-04-2009, 08:33 PM
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Re: New Kitten doesn't seem to be settling in well...

Agree....this is not normal kitten behavior at all given the amount of time you've had her, I would get her to the vet asap.

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