sorry long post , advice needed ! we got our first ever cat / kitten on monday night . shes a moggy rescue , caught at 6-10 weeks old and she is now coming up to 5 months . The shelter lady said shes a lovely and playful cat , but all she has done is hiss at us . The first night we made her safe room my room , but we had to move it to the living room as she meowed and cried all night . The first night she hid in her bed and didnt come out , hissing at us if we came to close . However i left my bedroom door open to see if she wanted to explore while we were in bed that night and she did , meowing for her sisters and playmates from the shelter . She jumped up on my bed ( for a split second ) and jumped back down and hid away again . She would sit at the side of my bed and meow at me , looking at me , but when i tried to play with her she would hiss at me . Yesterday , she hid all day . First it was behind the guitar in the dining room , the behind the coat racket and then i opened her new cat carrier so she had a safe place to hide . She was in there from 12 pm-7:45pm . Periodically i would lay down and talk quietly to her or just read my book . Sometimes i would shake a toy or roll a ball in front of her . I even played cat videos ( the bird ones ) on my ipad for a little while . She ran into the living room , refusing to eat the kitten food (she hadnt eaten anything yet and it had been over 24 hours) and hid behind the sofa . She ended up wandering around the living room whilst me and my mum were in , even sniffing our legs but if we moved at all she would dart behind the couch and meow loudly . We thought this was great progress but when my mum tried to switch out the lamp she hissed at her loudly . We shut the living room door last night so she could explore peacefully , alone . She used the litter tray and ate some of the food but im not sure what else she did, my mum said she heard it playing or banging. She ate the felix , which she was on at the rescue but not the dry food she was on . I hope she eats the dry food as i bought her a big expensive high meat one , because i know how low on meat felix is . This morning my dad said she was behind the couch but when i went in to speak to her gently she was lodged between the cardboard box i left in there and and the little nook by the fireplace . i could hear her make noise , perhaps licking her paws or something . I tried to do a slow blink to show her im not a threat and shook some treats as if " hey if you come out ill give you a treat ! " however it was hard to see her as it was completely dark in there , but when i got up to leave she hissed at me again. im completely heartbroken , and at a loss on what to do here to show her im not a threat . I know it was going to be a long process but she wont even walk around near us ( besides at night ) im proud of the progress thus far but im scared she will never come out around us and hate us forever . I had a cry about because i feel so sorry for her , a big new home with people shes never seen before or met , and she is alone from all her sisters - and because she hissed at me. Any other tips on how to make her see im not a threat and to acclimatise her ? Im well aware it could take weeks for her to feel at home and I probably wont get cuddles . I know its early days , but any other advice ?