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How should I deal with a scaredy cat?

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I adopted a cat that a friend found on the street. She's affectionate and loving when she's not hiding off under the bed or in the closet. She seems to be afraid of everything. What can I do to calm her nerves? I hate to see her like this a lot of the time.

asked Mar 17, 2013 in Cat Behavior by mamairis (6,910 points)

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It's no unusual for street cats to have difficulty adapting to home life. You need to remember that your cat was never propery socialized to be in your house. Be patient. Try coaxing her out of her hiding places with a soft voice and treats. Your patience will be rewarded. She'll eventually learn she has nothing to fear in your home.

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Good luck!

answered Mar 17, 2013 by (3,100 points)