I just got my 3 month old Kitten from the shelter yesterday and I'm already worried about him. I have been giving him constant affection and laser focus on his comfort level, but he seems so anxious most of the time (the tip of his tail twitches while straight up, is that a sign of anxiety?) and he kneads his claws into my arm while searching for a nipple to suck on. I think he may have been separated from his momma too early. And tonight, he crawled off the bed where he was lying beside me and curled up in the hard, dark wooden cubby-hole of my night stand. The mesh makes it look a lot like a cage. Is he depressed? Could he be lonely despite my constant presence and affection? What can I do for him? Would another kitten to play with do it? How can I find out if that would make him happy?
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6/20/02 at 10:54pm