How to bring a shy cat out of its shell The world can be a scary place, especially for an under-socialised and fearful cat! Some cats have a tendency to withdraw from social activities and go into hiding if they feel threatened by what’s going on around them. It can take a lot of time and patience to bring your shy feline out of its shell however it is possible and the experience can be extremely rewarding! Cats are very territorial and are often very stressed when entering new surrounding that they know little about, this manifests in some quite weird and quirky behaviour, I think this goes has to do with their survival instinct, I have listed below a few simple ideas which may help your cat beat its fears and show up to the party. We don’t all want our kitty to be the life of the party so to speak but we definitely do not want it to be stressed and hiding, they do need to feel safe and secure in their surroundings.
- Minimize territory
- Keep it quiet
- Allowing your cat to approach you
- Soothing voice
- Be patient