I already told the breeder I would adopt an 11-week old somali. I visited the kittens a few times. My concern is that I want a very affectionate lap cat that loves pets, cuddles, etc. The kitten I chose is very dominant of the other 5 kittens and very active and naughty. However, he was the only one of the kittens to take some kind of interest in me. But, these kittens have been caged with their mother, and never left the cage yet. (the cage is a pretty nice size for 2 mothers and 7 kittens) They do have human interaction, but mostly only when it's feeding time. I'm afraid that they haven't been properly socialized, and that he won't turn out to be the affectionate kitten that I want. He doesn't seem to like being held, and when I spend time with the kittens, it's as if they disregard I'm even there! Can it be because the kittens are still with ther mom and litter mates that they don't care that I'm there? The breeder's older cats that live in the main house seem very weary of new people. When I try to come near them, they literally run away and hide! Is this a bad sign? Even though the kitten is still 11 weeks, can he turn out to be just as affectionate and loving as my burmese? Can I teach a kitten to be affectionate/loving? Thanks in advance!
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10/31/07 at 2:17pm