Why does my cat like to be alone?

United States
November 16, 2009 12:41am CST
Me and my roommate just adopted a 3 year old Calico cat that was rescued from a hoarding house. The woman whom we signed the adoption papers from failed to tell us she wasn't eating on her own (which she is now, she's eating fine), that she had fleas, and she takes fits every now and then where she'll get scared and run away. When we first got her after a couple days she was all lovey and rubbing up against us and everything. Now after a couple weeks she'll go into the bedroom and hide under the bed. Is there something wrong? We tried closing the bedroom door and she'll get mad and sit in the hallway. As soon as you open the door she'll run in. Let me remind you, she is eating perfectly fine. We've never hurt her or ignored her. She's as spoiled as she comes. She has full reign of the apartment and can do anything she wants. I just want to know if somethings wrong.
4 responses
@ElicBxn (60046)
• United States
16 Nov 09
the problem is that she was from a hoarder's house... For one thing, she's probably enjoying the "alone" time she gets and while she's friendly - and many hoarder's cats aren't friendly - she's probably not used to the attention that you and your roommate give her. Just leave her alone when she wants to be alone and let her get used to the idea that she's safe with you she's not used to the individualized attention you are giving her and its probably overwhelming her, let her come to you when she wants attention
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@jugsjugs (13046)
16 Nov 09
It may sound a bit strange,but have you tried sitting near her and her food when she eats and trying to make a fuss of her at the same time.Perhaps something has scared her like a noise.If she is eating as well as she seems ok then it may be nothing.You will have to gain her full trust again,we had a cat that went like that and we sat with her when she ate and made a fuss of her at the same time in the end the cat would come to us again.
• United States
16 Nov 09
We always sit with her. She likes to eat with us when we're eating. She was fine then all of a sudden she sits in the bedroom under the bed. When we go see her to say hi and pet her. She's all lovey, she'll roll on her back and want us to rub her belly. She'll purr like no one's business lol. So I don't know what's wrong. I know she hates when we have the blinds open because she hates other people. Especially because we have loud people in the complex along with a ton of kids. So we thought that might be it, but she doesn't come out at night either. It's weird..
• China
18 Nov 09
Maybe it is warm for her.My cats always find warm place to sleep. They all like to sleep in my bed. They just like a person who wants to entertain himself.
@EdTv00 (298)
• United States
17 Nov 09
Shes probably just getting comfortable, it will take some time for her to get use to her new home and owners.