new cat not settled in completely
Hello, all. I have always had cats growing up but I have never adopted a cat that wasnít a kitten before. Our new cat Eva is a 2 year old dilute tortie and we have had her for about a month. She was eager to explore our apartment and now seems very comfortable in it. She rubs her scent on her favorite box, sleeps on her tree, and loves to play with her toys. The thing is, she hasnít seemed to have gotten used to my boyfriend and I just yet and I want to get your opinion on if this is normal since she is a rescue. Like I said in my intro post, she was abandoned at the shelter by her previous owner. She lets us pet her and will lay down and show us her lil belly but remains skiddish. Like when we walk towards her when sheís sitting she will move away as if we were heading over to do something to her. And she never rubs her scent on us like she does with her box. Other than us petting her and her liking that, there hasnít really been any affection from her towards us like Iíve gotten from cats in the past. Maybe she is just an aloof kitty?
Also, she had slept with us at the foot of our bed for a few days after about a week, but now she only sleeps out in the living room and I have no idea why that changed.
In short, I was wondering if itís normal for rescue animals to take longer to get 100% comfortable in a new home and if it could maybe just be her personality. My boyfriends dad said one of their cats didnít cuddle or show affection to until after a whole year.
Last edited by marie73; 04-17-2018 at 03:21 PM.