Please give a huge welcome to our Caturday Star Kit, Barbarossa. He is a 4 month old Orange Tabby from Iowa.
I recently adopted Barbarossa (Bo) and he is extremely shy. I have him in my bedroom with food, water, litter, scratching post, and toys. Whenever someone is in the room he hides under my dresser and refuses to come out. I’m sure it’s the new surroundings and he’ll overcome his fears eventually.
I was almost able to get him to come out when I had my other kitty in with me. I sat` with her a few feet away from the dresser and got her rolling around and purring loudly. That made little Bo start crawling out very slowly until Misty saw him and immediately got defensive and started hissing and meowing really low. That scared him right back into his hiding spot.
Hopefully Misty will come around to him sooner or later to help Bo feel more welcomed.