KNOWN HISTORY:: Lived Indoors
Previously lived with: 2 adults, 3 children
Behavior toward strangers: Oreo Nami is said to be shy for a few minutes towards strangers. It is said that he does not play with adults.
Behavior toward children: Oreo Nami previously lived in a house with 3 children ranging in ages from new born to 13 years old.
Behavior toward cats: Unknown.
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown.
Bite or Scratch history: None.
Litter box training: Yes. He used to an uncovered litter box with clumping litter.
Energy level/descriptors: medium energy/independent, assertive, and confident.
Other notes: It is said that his favorite activity is playing with a laser pointer. It is said that when in the house he will stay in his favorite spot.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 8/12/19
Bright, alert and responsive. Striking with nails extended in kennel. Lunging forward toward LVT, growling and yowling.
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 08/19/19
When approached Oreo was sitting in the lower cubby. Totally uninterested. Followed "squeeze up" treat trail to large kennel area. Allowed head rubs and kitty talk , then stayed in large area and groomed himself.
Fast asleep when approached. Woke up but did not advance forward. Perked up for treats and followed treat trail for a bit. Body only partially out of cubby. Then he would retreat back in. Shy and unsure but sweet and will mellow with time and regular interactions.
In the upper cubby with a low body posture. Makes eye contact with dilated pupils. Comes forward when offered treats and eats them in front of the assessor. Allows gentle strokes on the head but hisses at the scratcher in discomfort. Resumes eating his treats at the end of the interaction.
More tolerant of touch today. He looks out with almond-shaped eyes and pushes up against hand when pet, and then leans in for cheek rubs and closes his eyes. He is tense when pet along his body, however, and his fur pilo-erects slightly, but will eat treats after. Starts to huff a bit, so ended interaction to keep it on a positive note.
At first he seemed to be doing better, eating treats while consistently allowing petting on the head. This went on for a little while and then without warning he lifted his head up from the treats and gave a big hiss, which he repeated a few seconds later and I ended the interaction. Petting induced aggression?
Perched in upper cubby when approached. Followed treat trail but at the end not to interested in chicken cutlet. Sweet kitty will allow head rubs but has tendency to become over stimulated quickly.
Initially asleep in kennel hard to awaken.
Slowly approached and allowed brief head petting before retreating back to cubby. Keeping interactions brief since Oreo can quickly become over stimulated.
Oreo N. Was in his cubby and I was able to reach through his side door to offer treats and we did 3 sessions of petting his head while eating and after the 3D session he gave a little hiss and I ended the interaction leaving some treats on the shelf which he came out for.
Oreo is taking awhile to be coaxed out. Slowly he emerges to the front but clearly
is not interested in treats or toys. Allowed brief head rub then retreated back to cubby.
Reaction to assessor:: Oreo Nami is resting in his litter box with a soft body.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Oreo Nami perks up and makes eye contact with dilated pupils.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Oreo Nami doesn’t come forward when coaxed with treats.
Reaction to touch:: Oreo Nami sniffs the scratcher tool when extended. He allows petting on the head leaning in for cheek rubs. He also does along his body but focuses on the scratcher tool and lip licks anxiously.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Moderate
CHARACTER TYPE: : Shy ,Sweet,Affectionate,Independent
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experience
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Oreo Nami tolerates attention and petting but may be stressed in the shelter. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.