As part of ongoing saga of trying to do best by these five kittens
...I'm wondering what to do, as one is extremely skittish and two are moderately skittish.
Specifically, a family with teenagers and a dog wanted to adopt the very skittish kitten along with the moderately skittish (almost all white) one. When they visited, the extremely skittish little girl ran to the basement. The family has had cats before and thought the kittens would just acclimitize to the new, more hectic environment.
I'm worried that the kittens will be traumatized, and/or never get used to it. I'm assuming their skittishness is partly genetic, and partly due to the fact I live alone (also, the cat mother brought them all to live in the basement for about 3 weeks). I'd hate to put the kittens in a miserable situation, or one where they'll end up being stuck in a shelter by fustrated new owners.
So, any guidance on what I could expect would be appreciated.