KNOWN HISTORY:: Lived Indoors
Previously lived with: 3 adult and 1 child
Behavior toward strangers: When people come over the house she slowly approach and will sniff
Behavior toward children: Gentle and relaxed
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Lovely, calm and affectionate
Other notes: She does not like her coat brushed.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 05/11/18
Timid, but able to handle easily
Cage Condition:: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:: Princess was curled up, and keeps her body lowered at the back of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Princess's ears rotate, she makes eye contact, but doesn't come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Princess remains tense and alert.
Reaction to touch:: Princess lip licks and shrinks her body when the assessor extends his hand out. Her body feels tense when touched, and she tolerates attention with a slow approach. She slow blinks and tilts her head, allowing the assessor to rub her cheeks and neck.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: : Timid
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Fearful
Potential challenges comments:: Princess has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and may dislike certain types of handling. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide her with the chance to move closer, investigate, or interact with you. Be sure to offer incentive such as treats or play time whenever the cat makes a small positive step. Please speak to an adoption counselor for additional information on methods to desensitize your cat to their fear stimulus.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experience
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Princess may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.