Ok, so my fiance and I adopted a kitten from one of his' mothers' feral cats this weekend (the rest of the kittens are going to the animal shelter to find their forever homes soon). She is adorable! I will definitely be uploading pictures when I can get them off of my phone ^-^
Anyways, I need some help. Since she was born to a feral mom, and we didn't want her to adopt her momma's human fearing ways, we took her a little bit earlier than most people recommend that you should take a kitten (6 weeks). She's a complete sweetheart, but she's a bit of a handful, having to be watched constantly when she's out and about.
She likes to hide in one of the most dangerous places that a little baby could hide in - behind our couch.
How's it dangerous? Its one of the electric reclining couches. I'm afraid she's gonna get crushed, and because she's sparked an interest in wires recently, I'm afraid she might
1. Ruin the couch by chewing on the wires (which would make my fiance super upset; its an expensive set and was a house warming gift from his parents).
2. Get herself electrocuted (by chewing on the wires).
3. Again, get crushed if we go to recline and don't know she's back there.
I just think its a good idea if we deter this behavior. She has other safe places - over by the desk and underneath the bed - but I'm not quite sure how to convince her that its better to hide out there than underneath our couch.
Anyone have any suggestions? Tried googling some already, but everyones' responses were basically "its her safe spot, chill out." I would if it weren't so dangerous.
Also, she's not afraid of us by any means - she will sleep the day away cuddled up on my lap/chest, perfectly content. And she loves to play with us, and climb our bodies like she's a little gymnast. The problem is that her favorite game is hide and seek, and that's the best place for her to hide because we can't really get at her. She'll come out after fifteen minutes or so to find another hiding spot or bat at her toys, I just worry about her.