KNOWN HISTORY:: Lived Indoors
Previously lived with: 2 adults
Behavior toward strangers: Gemini is shy for a while around strangers and may hiss at them. He does not play.
Behavior toward children: Gemini has not been around children.
Behavior toward cats: Gemini lived with a two month old kitten to whom he was indifferent and disinterested.
Behavior toward dogs: Gemini has not been around dogs.
Bite or Scratch history: Gemini has never bitten or scratched another animal or person.
Litter box training: Low energy
Energy level/descriptors: Uncovered with pellets
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 9/11/18
Observed Behavior - Slightly nervous but friendly and very cute, no hissing or growling, did great
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 9/11/18
Resting on top of kuranda bed, soft posture, eyes dilated. Lay in place when door opened, seemed unsure, leaned away when offered treats. Flinched when first touched, then allowed pets, no real response.
Lying down on kuranda bed, lip licking in place. Seems hesitant, leans in for pets then retreats, but head rubs the hand, purrs while enjoying treats.
Cage Condition:: Cage is recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor:: Gemini rests on his kuranda bed, looking at the assessor with dilated eyes.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Gemini continues to lay in place and look at the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Gemini becomes alert and curls up tighter.
Reaction to touch:: Gemini allows, then leans into the stroke and lowers his head.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: : Shy ,Sweet,Affectionate,Timid
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Other
Potential challenges comments:: Please note that this cat is being treated for a medical condition at the time of evaluation. It is difficult to determine at this time how the medical condition may be affecting the behavior.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experience
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Gemini tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.