Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Maturity normal for kitten or feral?
I have a kitten a little under 3 months old. His mother was part of the feral colony by my work that we fed and helped the local catch and release program catch them for spaying/neutering. She was hit by a car when he was about 5 weeks old and I took him home. He hid and it took a week or so for him to stop hissing when we wanted to pick him up. Well, he got better, still a little skittish, but he'd let me love on him and he'd come up to me when he wanted treats or to play. Well one of our older cats adopted him, and now that she gives him all of the attention he needs, he doesn't come to me unless i'm eating in the recliner. Then he'll climb up sit on the arm and wait for me to give him some. He won't stay in my lap for any length of time, and he runs if I try to pick him up or even just bend down to pet him, but his tail stays in the air. Is he just being a playful, rambunctious kitten, or is it that he may not tame? My girlfriend and her mom both tell me he'll calm down and be more lovey when he gets older, but it's so hard to wait and it's worrying for me to think I might not be doing everything he needs to help him become a well socialed pet. Thanks for any help.