Shy Cats

Gray cat with head and paw sticking out of a cardboard box
Give your cat a box!Cats who have boxes have lower stress levels than cats who do not have boxes. Here’s why:...Read More
This gray-and-white cat is still scared of strangers, but he gets over his fear more quickly now.
Cats can be shy around strangers for several reasons. A common reason is lack of experience with visitors when they were kittens....Read More
A shy tabby cat
“Shy” is a word that many people use to describe dogs and cats who are fearful....Read More
Cat hiding in a nook within a cat tree
Shelter environments are often stressful for cats, causing many of them to shut down and become nervous around people and other animals....Read More
Cat in a cloud shaped formation part of a cat tree, peeking out a round hole
Shy cats have our hearts. Here’s our favorite, mind-blowing tip to help them: Provide lots of hiding spots for your shy cat....Read More
This longhair gray tabby cat was scared of sudden movements, but her anxiety has improved greatly.
The first thing to understand regarding a cat’s fear of sudden motion or movement is that this is part of the nature of every animal....Read More
These three shorthair domestic cats used to be scared of one another, but they all get along fabulously now.
The first thing to consider is whether the fear represents a change in your cat’s usual behavior....Read More
Black cat and her person. This kitty is very scared of noises, but his person is helping him overcome his fear.
Why is my cat scared of noises? Just as in humans, all cats have some degree of normal fear when they hear loud, sudden or strange noises....Read More