Edupsych12/14/13 10:32pmEditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkI have a rag doll and he was skittish at first too. He was always hiding in the closet or under the bed. I had a cat toy like Da Bird, basically feathers in a line attached to a stick and enticed him to come out into the living room. Eventually he became comfortable in the other rooms of the house. I also laid on the floor and talked to him a lot when he was under the bed etc. and he eventually came around. He is still not a lap cat but is very funny, loving and affectionate. Be patient. You'll get out of it what you put into it.