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Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)15:00 UTC+1 No.1642153 Report

Hi guys, my family are going to be getting a kitten at the end of the month (pic related)

while really excited I'm wary that it might turn out to be like the cat we already have which while being sweet and friendly is quite antisocial and withdrawn and will spend most days/nights alone. Despite this apparently being a common thing with it's breed (american rag-doll) I'm worried that his habits rubbing off on the kitten who might just end up being the same as the cat we already have, which would be a shame because I've loved having cats in the past that were sociable and would hang out with the family etc.

any tips on making sure she'll be more friendly and sociable than the one we already have?

(p.s we're a house of late teens/adults now, all cat lovers)
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)16:20 UTC+1 No.1642193 Report

play, pet, hold, and repeat a whole lot. Cats do have a variety of personalities but in general if you treat them kindly and get the accustom to human interaction early they will be very friendly.
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)16:57 UTC+1 No.1642212 Report

okay, I thought that was the thing to do (not that you aren't helpful)

it's just that with everyone at work or whatever (I'll be around during the day because night job) I figured she'd naturally hang out with the older one and descend into his lifestyle (lots of sunbathing and sleeping)

gonna just have to give her a lot of love early on and hope she grows to enjoy being around us more

Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)17:06 UTC+1 No.1642217 Report


We did that we my newest cat and my ex's kitten. We held them constantly, always touching their paws, 'roughing' them up a little(just petting them really fast with both hands) and they turned out to be great cats. Don't mind being held, getting their nails clipped, stomachs getting touched, etc.

I'm sure it can backfire and have a cat become super anti social, but it worked for ours.
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)19:42 UTC+1 No.1642290 Report

I'll give something like that a try, but yeah I'll be cautious not to piss her off

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