Can cats enjoy attachment disorders?
I got my kitten from the local shelter and learned his entire back-story. He and his littermates had be dropped off at the shelter before his eyes were begin, without a mother. Fortunately there was a queen in position to wean a litter, and she fostered the litter. Otherwise, the kittens were raised normally from the time they arrived, beside lots of volunteer love and handling to get them human contact.
At the same time my son brought home another kitten, who merely happened to be from the litter the foster-mother had just weaned.
The kitten my son brought domestic is "normal" as far as I know cat behavior (we've had cats before, I've been around them adjectives my life), with cuddles and play according to his mood. But my kitty boy doesn't want to be held close at all. He will sleep by my head at hours of darkness or curl up in the crook of my legs, but cuddling or other contact that could be considered "restraint" is absolutely a no-no. The closest I can come is whether he is already relaxed/napping I can get him to perch on me while I pet him.
I have been to the shelter since afterwards and the workers there tell me the whole litter is non-responsive and stiff whenever handle by humans. This despite the fact that they were hand-raised from before their eyes be open. They are so unresponsive to human touch the other littermates have not been adopt.
Is it possible that being removed from their mother so early left traumatic scar that prevent them from becoming close to humans? I miss having a cat that cuddles close on cold winter nights.
The with the sole purpose reason he sleeps with me at all is because we lock the cats surrounded by our bedrooms at night, my cat in my room, my son's cat in his room. The few times we gone the doors open my kitten never slept with me.
Also, could having a moment kitten be preventing him from bonding with us, because he is bonding with the other kitten instead?
But the key here from what I'm wondering--is were they CAGE raise?
If they were only having contact while consumption, then that's going to have an effect of them.
If they were out and horsing around beside each other, with people, beside the surrigate mom cat, then they should be well adjusted.
It's not to say-so that as the cat matures you can't get them to adjust better. Some cats just bear time. Usually familiarity will make a cat feel sheltered and willing to have more body contact happen. You can also start this by doing a special food name when you have a bit of special food (1 teaspoon of baked chicken for instance) and going to find the cat, let him eat it as you do ONE stroke down his body. He associates the one stroke beside a good bit of food, maybe three times a day. Eventually you capture him used to the touch and it can be done without the food. I was able to take hands on with an outdoor feral that way.
*as long as the cat's not stern, plz don't return it to a shelter. it has a better home with you.
Both of my two cats are ex-feral kittens (from different litters) and whilst the male cat is more sociable and outgoing than the feminine, it wasn't until he was almost 2 years old that he begin to enjoy receiving affection of any kind. Since kittenhood, he other enjoyed sleeping close to us, but if you tried to stroke him, he would gently move your mitt away with his paw. All of my previous cats be very affectionate, so I used to find his rejection a bit hurtful (lol), but I just accepted that be how he was. He's now 3 and over the last year or so, he have become more affectionate and likes to rub his face against mine.
They say that cats don't develop their full self-image until they are around 2 years old, so perhaps your kitten will grow up to be more affectionate.