When approaching your cat, be calm and gentle. Slowly extend your hand to let them sniff and get comfortable with your presence.
To pick up your cat, place one hand under their chest and the other hand under their hindquarters. Lift them gently and securely.
Make sure to support their body as you lift. Keep their back against your body to create a sense of security.
Once you've picked up your cat, hold them close to your chest and cradle them. Ensure they feel safe and snug.
Cats can be sensitive to sudden movements. Be as still as possible while holding your cat to prevent anxiety.
While holding your cat, communicate with them using a soothing voice and gentle strokes. This helps build trust.
The key to success is practice and patience. Over time, your cat will become more comfortable with being picked up and held.