Hey guys.. I just got a cat on Wednesday and I know its not been a very long time but I'm feeling really down and depressed about him.
He's not really been bonding with me much. He seems to prefer sleeping on his own away from everyone else during the day and only comes to me when its time to feed him. He plays a little bit.. he can go a little bit hyperactive for small bouts of time then goes back to being lethargic and sleeps.
But I have noticed every night he does crawl into my room onto my bed and sleeps with me. On the first night it was here he crawled into my lap to sleep but hasn't done so since. I find it puzzling because during the day whenever I try to hold him he jumps out of my lap and refuses to come to me. He lets us pet and stroke him.
If it helps, the kitten has been moved around a lot. We are his 4th home now. The previous home he lived in had only 2 people and he stayed with them for two weeks. We are a family of 7 people and we have neighbours and friends come around almost every day.
Thank you so much in advance for any advice.. I really need it because I'm actually considering rehoming it if doesn't start to bond better with me, not because I'm heartless though because rehoming him is the last thing I want to do to him I'd probably feel so guilty forever over it if I do. He's my first pet and I feel like I'm doing something wrong and he deserves better
EDIT: why the negs? I'm asking for advice - he's my first pet! I'm genuinely lost and concerned for him :\ Not everyone has grown up around pets or knows about animals as much as others
Last edited by fxyz; 22-07-2012 at 23:45.