my kitten won’t cuddle :(

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    vickymouse
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    Last week, my best friend around the corner found a stray kitten following her in her yard. Because she hates stray cats (and I’ve been dying to have a kitten!) I decided to go to her house to catch her and bring her home. Fortunately, everything worked out :D. The only problem is she doesn’t cuddle up to you. According to the vet, she is way too social to be a feral, so that can’t be it. Is it because she is still a baby and just wants to play? Is there anyway I can teach her how to cuddle (when she wants to, of course)? Please give me any advice.

    :dog: Joe
    :kitty: Charlie and Sheena (new to the family!)
    Meece: Annabelle, Angel, and Pippin
    Gecko: Lizzie
    4 African clawed frogs (1 green, 3 albino)

    #555421

    ratbrat21
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    shes still a baby. Felix is 6 months old and isnt very cuddly. Unless we just ignore him and then he actually wants the attention lol. Just give the kitten time.

    #555424

    Punkygirl0101
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    Its only been a week. No animal will cuddle up to someone in that amount of time..its takes time to get an animal used to you. Not all cats like to cuddle… I have cats that don’t like being held, and others that beg for it.. so it depends on the cats personality.

    #555422

    ratbrat21
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    yup all depends on the cats personality. Felix isnt cuddly unless you ignore him. But from the second i got tasha she was very loving and cuddly

    #555427

    DragonSpirit
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    Tia is sorta similar. But she has mood swings. Somedays she is just dying for attention and will cuddle up, and somedays she’s wild and attacks you (aka playfull mode :p)

    #555423

    S t e p h
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    Give The Kitten Time To Get Used To You But Even Then It Still Mite Not Like To Cuddle.

    #555419

    TiaMaria
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    DragonSpirit wrote:
    Tia is sorta similar. But she has mood swings. Somedays she is just dying for attention and will cuddle up, and somedays she’s wild and attacks you (aka playfull mode :p)
    Haha that’s so hilarious because my name is Tia!!! Being pregnant I am the same way! haha!:p
    #555420

    TiaMaria
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    vickymouse wrote:
    Last week, my best friend around the corner found a stray kitten following her in her yard. Because she hates stray cats (and I’ve been dying to have a kitten!) I decided to go to her house to catch her and bring her home. Fortunately, everything worked out :D. The only problem is she doesn’t cuddle up to you. According to the vet, she is way too social to be a feral, so that can’t be it. Is it because she is still a baby and just wants to play? Is there anyway I can teach her how to cuddle (when she wants to, of course)? Please give me any advice.

    :dog: Joe
    :kitty: Charlie and Sheena (new to the family!)
    Meece: Annabelle, Angel, and Pippin
    Gecko: Lizzie
    4 African clawed frogs (1 green, 3 albino)

    Generally at the kitten stage they are playful but do not like to cuddle. It’s something you just have to deal with, after a year old or maybe a bit older they eventually come aorund and love to snuggle up and be lovable with you. You just have to give it time.

    #555426

    JaneG
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    haha, all Patch wants to do is play all day 😛 He plays for 2 hours then just flops on the floor and sleeps 🙂 He hates being picked up and cuddled, but that’s just because he wants to play. Generally, he sleeps in my room on my bed, and at night he is happy for cuddles 😀 He loves them when HE wants them 😛

    #555425

    vickymouse
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    thanks for your support! 😀

    #555428

    Oscar and Rosa
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    Some kittens/cats just aren’t cuddley…you should just let her play and grow, maybe when she gets older she might settle down and cuddle.

    #555429

    JonTempleton
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    Yea… Kittens take awhile before they break through that stage.


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