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    Ceri
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    We received a female cat(knowing she was pregnant). She ended up having 5 kittens.

    The kittens are now 5 weeks old. One of the females, Tipp, is extremely non social towards her siblings. She loves cuddles from humans.

    When the others sleep in a pile, she will go to the complete opposite end of the ‘den’ to sleep.

    When the other kittens play she doesn’t interact and moves away and watch them from another area.

    At first I thought it was because she is the second smallest in the litter. But the runt, Amelia, is very adventurous.

    Can anyone help explain this?! Any advice to help her get along.

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    pussigato
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    Ceri,

    Thanks for providing care to this stray family. As you know, all cats are different. If Tipp doesn’t have any medical issues or is not picked on by her litter mates, I think it comes down to temperament. Here are the general descriptions:

    1. High-Intensity Kittens
    High-intensity kittens are fearless bundles of non-stop GO. You can spot them quickly; they’ll be the ones running after and jumping on their littermates.
    2. Low-Intensity Kittens
    Low-intensity kittens are calm and secure. While they do play and interact with their littermates, you will notice they are not usually the instigators of aggressive play. When you pick them up, they will settle down quickly in your lap and purr happily as you pet them.
    3. Shy Kittens
    If you see a kitten sitting off to the side, not really interacting with any of the other kittens, these are often the shy kittens who might prefer to be an only cat. They may prefer to be with their hoomin but not being held or a lap cat. It’s not unusual if she wants to want a one cat household.

    I hope this helps. Good Luck
    PG

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