Welcome to Sphynxlair! Connect with Sphynx owners & enthusiasts around the world!

hissing kitty :(

Joined
Jun 3, 2009
Messages
45
Likes
41
Points
34
So, I'm at home with my family for the holidays. Coraline has been here before and usually plays well with others, but this afternoon she's been hissing at everyone--just for looking at her! (Something usually reserved for the vet tech taking a rectal temperature! :LOL:) I'm hoping she'll stop in a couple days when she's less anxious. Any tips for making her feel more comfortable?
 

heather

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Jul 25, 2009
Messages
1,242
Likes
461
Points
158
Do you have any Feliway spray? Others on here have recommended it and I've used it for Sophie. There's a wall plugin or spray. If you don't maybe a treat in her favorite spot she likes to relax in if she will eat. I'm sure there must be more ideas....thinking....

I've only seen Sophie do this once were she got REALLY spooked when I was visiting at the breeders. She preferred to be alone in her bed for a while. She hissed at everyone including her own litter-mates. She eventually calmed down.
 

admin

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 13, 2009
Messages
22,177
Likes
14,214
Points
643
I'm sure she will settle down in a day or two! :Laugh: Just let her do her thing and get used to her surroundings and people. Give the people she is hissing at some kitty treats to give her like greenies.
 

English Dave

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Oct 4, 2009
Messages
1,043
Likes
688
Points
188
I've yet to hear Ra hiss which is a good thing but I bet your baby is just a wee bit stressed out is all; my Siamese used to get that way when we wen't to visit the now ex-inlaws but she usually calmed down after a day or so.
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2009
Messages
45
Likes
41
Points
34
Thanks for the encouraging replies! She purposefully walks up to people and gets them to pet her and then hisses. This morning my sister was sleeping in a chair, and Coraline stood by her shoulder and hissed until she woke up. I think she wants everyone to know who's in charge! Haha.

Happy holidays to all!
 

harley

Senior Lairian
Senior Lairian
Joined
Jul 8, 2009
Messages
375
Likes
64
Points
88
maybe she just wants everyone to pay more attention to her cause she is the queen...I am sure she will be fine...
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2009
Messages
45
Likes
41
Points
34
So, by the end of the week, Coraline was her lovey self to everyone buy my youngest sister. Coraline hissed at her everytime she came into the room and would sneak around, following my sister so she could jump out and hiss/growl at her. It was crazy! Apparently though, as soon as I left (I left Coraline with my family while I finish up the last week of my semester because I didn't want her to have to make the long car trip back and forth again), she cuddled up with my sister and purred and loved on her. Go figure! Obviously, she was playing some game we didn't know the rules to! :BigSmile:
 
Joined
May 4, 2009
Messages
1,767
Likes
441
Points
0
So, by the end of the week, Coraline was her lovey self to everyone buy my youngest sister. Coraline hissed at her everytime she came into the room and would sneak around, following my sister so she could jump out and hiss/growl at her. It was crazy! Apparently though, as soon as I left (I left Coraline with my family while I finish up the last week of my semester because I didn't want her to have to make the long car trip back and forth again), she cuddled up with my sister and purred and loved on her. Go figure! Obviously, she was playing some game we didn't know the rules to! :BigSmile:
:LOL::LOL: This is one of those times we need a cat translator!! Cute story!
 

susi794

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Aug 23, 2009
Messages
13,540
Likes
12,605
Points
673
:Worn-out: I'm glad I'm not the only one that would like to be let in on the "rules" to the games these babies play. I guess it's strictly on a "need to know" basis--and we must not've made the list of those that need to know. :Cool:
 
Top