I adopted 2 kittens, sisters when they were 3 months old. It's been 5 months now and they have been showing very different personalities. One of the kittens, Ruby, is always very calm, people friendly and i guess "normal", the other one, Pirate, acts like a complete douchebag. When they were little, Pirate was, and still is, way heavier than Ruby. She eats a lot more, and competes for food (literally takes a chunk of food from the bowl and carries it to some corner and eats it all there). Whenever I try to pet Pirate, she always steps away and hides in a dark corner. While Ruby does fine with strangers around, Pirate would hide for hours until the coast is cleared. Now, she would hide in the cold basement all day and then sneak upstairs for food and water while people are not around. If anyone goes near her, she would run the opposite the way and hide. The worst is that she would struggle to get away even if someone tries to pet her. Is this just her personality? Did I do something wrong raising Pirate to cause her to be that way? What should I do?
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12/31/07 at 6:59am