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New kitten hiding, how do I get her out?

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LuluNTutu Tue 04-Oct-16 15:40:24

Just brought our gorgeous rescue kitten (5 months) home. She immediately disappeared behind the fireplace and is covered in cobwebs and refusing to come out. I'm worried that she doesn't know where the litter tray is and if she has an accident I'll never be able to reach it to clean it!

We've tried to coax her out (food, toys, calling her) but she won't come out. What do I do?

ClaraLane Tue 04-Oct-16 15:41:14

Leave her, she'll come out in her own time for a little explore.

AuntieJuice Tue 04-Oct-16 15:41:36

Just leave her, go about your normal business. She'll come out when she's ready.

ClaraLane Tue 04-Oct-16 15:42:36

Maybe leave the litter tray fairly close nearby to her and make sure the room is quite quiet so she isn't too scared. It's completely normal for them to hide away when they're settling in. You could also get something to block up the gap when she finally comes out so she can't get back there again.

ReallyShouldKnowBetterAtMyAge Tue 04-Oct-16 15:42:46

Just leave her, she will soon settle and come out for a nosey in a few hours

jessicaisonfire123 Tue 04-Oct-16 15:45:40

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caitlinohara Tue 04-Oct-16 18:35:35

One word: tuna.

PoppyPicklesPenguin Tue 04-Oct-16 18:40:21

Chicken grin

Mine was the same, left her in the quiet spot she chose, made sure I was close to her so she got used to me being around/sound of my voice. I had a chicken sandwich and she appeared within about two seconds. Went back to her spot after a nibble of chicken so then I just started playing with random cat toys,she soon took interest and was fine within a few hours

Done the same with all of mine and it's worked every time.

Congrats on your new addition

Allergictoironing Tue 04-Oct-16 19:16:50

My adult ferals vanished for 3 straight days when I brought them home.

Food would vanish overnight, the litter tray would be used, but never if anyone was about. They now try to get into anything & everything, Girlcat especially. Give the kitten time, natural curiosity will soon bring it out smile

Rachcakes Tue 04-Oct-16 19:16:55

Congrats on your new kitten! All the advice has been said, but don't worry. I brought my nine week old home a few weeks ago and he was just the same. Now he's a right monkey, who loves his cuddles ❤

LuluNTutu Tue 04-Oct-16 20:21:46

She's out (tried salmon and she appeared within seconds!). Currently purring on my knee.

Thanks everyone xx

PoppyPicklesPenguin Tue 04-Oct-16 20:33:34

Hooray smile

You just needed to find her weakness.

ReallyShouldKnowBetterAtMyAge Tue 04-Oct-16 20:35:48

I'm curious as to what would need to be deleted on a thread about a kitten? grin

midsomermurderess Tue 04-Oct-16 21:48:13

She has been deleted from a number of different threads.

CauliflowerSqueeze Tue 04-Oct-16 21:51:05

Oh cute!!! Can we have a photo?

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