I am a first time cat owner (I don't have any other pets either) and I adopted my cat, a 10yo moggie, 5 months ago from cats protection. He seems to have a nervous disposition in general, but he has been very affectionate from day 1 and would jump on my lap for hugs all evening, sometimes even without encouragement and usually meows when wanting attention. The last couple of days I have noticed him being quite reclusive and when he does come out, he sits at my feet and just stares at me. I have tried encouraging him to jump up and he ignores me and continues to stare at me. If I reach out to pet him he backs away and eventually runs off. This seems highly unusual behaviour from him, despite only having him for 5 months. He is still eating and drinking water normally. He has been coming through to my bedroom at night (which he normally does) but sits on the edge of the bed not seeking attention like he usually would. He has had regular vet visits recently for a skin issue (after various dermatological tests we think its a flea allergy), so the vet hasn't flagged up any other issues with his health or well-being other than this. He was nervous and hid all evening during bonfire night - could he still be reacting oddly because of this? Any suggestions for why he is behaving this way would be much appreciated!