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We adopted a 1 year old kitty about a week and 3 days ago and I'm not sure if she will ever get used to us walking around the house. She came from a home with 60 other cats without toys and beds. We started by keeping her in crate so she could get used to us and last night she began smelling our hands when we put them into the cage. She is fine when petting her and just barely would swat at a feather toy. She is better than how she was when we first got her but she got out of the crate today and we cant find her. We know she is in the house but she is hiding. Im sure she will come out and back to her crate during the night when no one is up but I just dont know if she will ever be used to us walking towards her because that is what she is scared of the most. What do I do to make sure she gets used to people walking around and coexisting?
 

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Time is your friend here. Consider her complete and utter change of circumstance... and it's not even been 2 weeks. She has no clue what happened.... only that she is now on another planet.

We'll all hope she uses the litterbox you have supplied and will eventually sneak up on the food bowl when you offer food. You might not see her if you're right there, but that's ok.

Right now you have in invisible cat, that's normal for a cat in a new home. :) Give her a month, she may be a lap cat by then. Patience is the name of the game.
 

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Any advice on something that would get her to come out? She hasnt been out to use the litter box or eat food since she got out and we are worried about her. We have tried jingling her toys but again she didnt grow up with toys so she wouldn't recognize that as a sound to come to. We have food out by her crate and the door is open both wet and dry food. We have tried looking everywhere for her in the basement, cabinets, drawers, under and behind furniture and we can't think of any other place she could've gotten into
 

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She will come out, but not till she's ready. Just go about your business and give her time to feel safe. She probably feels safer at night when you all are in bed and the lights are out. If you can, put food, water and a litter box on each floor of your home, including the basement.

I just watched this series of videos the other day. They're about fostering, but actually apply to any cat you bring into a new environment.

Eldercat is right. Keep reading her post!

You're doing such a good thing by giving this cat a home. Right now, you just need to give her as much time as she needs to feel secure.
 

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Just keep giving her the time she needs and be very very patient. It is gonna take a lot of time but she will come around. Can’t imagine how terrible it was being in a house with 60 other cats. Yikes poor baby. Please just keep being patient. This could take months. Do not force yourself on her at all. She will get curious and come around.
 

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We have since gotten her back in her safety zone and she has been doing well. She is playing with toys and has been more relaxed with people around her. She has even started sniffing your hand if you put it out to her sometimes. The only thing is is that she also gotten a bit aggressive. Sometimes when someone approaches her safety zone she hisses and swats at them while others she is perfectly fine. Any advice on how to socialize her out of this type of behavior.
 
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