How do I get my cat to be less timid?
by Jessica Smiles
My male cat, Oliver was found when he was approx 3 months old. He lived with my mom, dad, two sisters and I for a few years until I moved out into an apartment.
While at home, he got along with everyone. We introduced a female kitten, Purrsia, about a year after we adopted Oliver.
Purrsia is not shy and is outgoing. Oliver is shy and doesn’t come out for anyone that he doesn’t know. At my apartment he would instantly hide when my fiancé would come over.
Once I moved into my fiancé’s house it took him a long time to get used to the house. He actually had diarrhea for almost a year. I changed his food and gave him a deworming pill just in case.
It has gotten better, but his butt will still be dirty. He would come out when I am home but took awhile for him to warm up to my fiancé when he was home.
Right now, he will come out when we are home one at a time. As soon as the other person gets home, he instantly hides and acts scared. Any idea or advice to help him come out and act normal when we are both home?