PERIDOT – A1122410
Safe - 9-2-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 9/2/17 These 2 babies (Peridot & Greenie) are a little nervous, not feral and can be handled. They are altered and negative for FelV/FIV
Brooklyn Center (Previously Staten Island)
A1122410 – Peridot – 11 week black spayed- Adult only home – 2lbs
Very nervous/tense, attempted to flee
No fleas seen
Peridot was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home.
tries to flee, hissing
Cage Condition: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor: Peridot is relaxing in her den with her mother and littermate.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Peridot makes eye contact and remains motionless in her den.
Reaction to cage door opening: Peridot sits up and wraps her tail around her body. She appears alert.
Reaction to touch: Peridot retreats further into her den and tries to hide behind her littermate. When being pet, Peridot’s ears flatten down and to the side. She allows all petting but appears to be nervous.
Reaction to being picked up: Peridot tries to flee when being picked up but when being held will stay in the assessors arms. After a few minutes of being pet and held she leaps back into her kennel and goes to hide in the den with her littermate.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate, Lively
CHARACTER TYPE: Timid, Shy, Independent
Kitten socialization- Peridot is a young cat that may not have had many interactions with humans from an early age. She may be apprehensive of people, but the behavior team believes she has potential to warm up to people. Kittens less than 8 weeks of age can be socialized by almost anyone; however, kittens between 2-4 months may require more time and skill in order for them to be comfortable around people. Please speak to an adoption counselor to learn more about socialization techniques.
Experienced, adult home only- Peridot tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated be intimidated by small children. she may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his/her new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
CAME IN WITH:
ADRIA – A1122408
GREENIE – A1122413
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