This cat that me and my husband found living under our car is proving to be quite an ordeal. It seems she was most likely a stray from birth and never a pet. Somehow she got away from her mother and survived, my husband judged her to be about 6-8 weeks old which apparebtly is around when kittens can be on their own.
She’s completely not domesticated or tamed whatsoever. She’s tiny and lives behind the toilet pipe in our bathroom. She hisses and spits every time anyone comes near her. Growls a lot too, and very rarely lashes out with her claws. Luckily she doesnt bite.
Strangely, she only does her bathroom activities in her litter box, without any hassles or training.
But she’s difficult to deal with because no matter how many times she is held and petted, the first time anyone tries to pick her up or touch her she hisses and growls. Then she lets you pet her for awhile. Tonight she let me roll her on her back and scratch her belly. She seemed to enjoy that, but then she ran and hid under the heater. Also, she never pounces or acts remotely cat like. Just very rat like. Very rodenty!
I fully consider her to be a wild animal, even though she’s a cat. Any ideas on how to domesticate her? (Since this is my first experience with cats, I don’t believe what today’s straight dope question says about cats being domesticated! My rabbits were more cute and cudly then this cat!)
Because she’s so scared, we named her Phobic. Only I’m not positive she’s a she, but I’m pretty sure.