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Why won't my Kitten come out of the Bathroom? (5 replies)

Ghebelmd
10 months ago
Ghebelmd 10 months ago

About a week and a half ago i rescued a kitten (about 8-9 weeks old) from near where i work. Took him to the vet and all that to make sure he was healthy. When i got him home he was dealing with the fallout of de-worming so he stayed in my bathroom (ease of cleanup, ease of keeping an eye on him etc.) Now he is doing good but seems to not be willing to come out of the bathroom. He will come out briefly but always retreats back through the door even when i leave the door open so he can gradually explore at his leisure.

Is this just a safety and security thing that will take time and, I am overreacting here?

 

Karen Doll
8 months ago
Karen Doll 8 months ago

I think your kitten feels safe and secure as this was his first "home" at your house. I've fostered many kittens and cats and we also have cats, so my first thought is to just give him some time. Leaving the door open is a good idea as it lets him have some control and he can come to you when he's ready. I'm sure that given enough time, he'll be racing all over your house, getting into anything and everything and you may wish for these quieter days...Ha Ha !!! Hoping he's cuddling in your lap soon!!!

 

Melissa Smith
8 months ago
Melissa Smith 8 months ago

Hey Ghebelmd! I'm curious - how's it going? Did he start to venture out?

Ghebelmd
7 months ago
Ghebelmd 7 months ago

He has, Seems he is now making up for lost time and being very adventurous, still likes the bath mat in the bathroom but doesn't stay in there all day anymore.

Ghebelmd
7 months ago
Ghebelmd 7 months ago

Karen Doll i think i dodged the bullet on that one, he is a quiet guy and only makes noise when prancing around like a show horse carrying one of his toys.

Melissa Smith
7 months ago
Melissa Smith 7 months ago
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I am so glad to hear he's peeking out and exploring the world! My cat has a strange fascination with my bathtub....which drives me a little nuts because he has long hair. Which gets caught in the drain and is so gross to pull out haha...

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