We have recently collected (1 week ago) two 6 month old cats from a dairy farm.
They were collected last Thursday and released into our attached garage as we hoped they would settle in and then when we released them outside to do their work as farm cats they would not run away.
The problem is they are VERY nervous and do not seem to be getting any better.
They hide themselves in the tiniest places in the garage together, they are siblings, and stay hidden for long periods of time. We are feeding them cat crunchy biscuits which they are eating when we are not at home but seem to stay hidden the rest of the time.
On the odd occasion they are lying out in the open, you can walk up to them slowly and give them a scratch behind the ear, but the slightest sudden move and they dart off to hide.
Anyone got any tips to make them a litle needier and friendlier so they won't leave when released? There are other people on the farm with cats and dogs so I don't want them to be scared off as soon as we release them outisde for vermin control.
Many thanks in advance,