My son found four kittens on a building site. No-one wanted the black one, it took me a week to be able to cuddle him and longer to get a purr. But now 'my' Theo is cuddly, talks to me and plays.I know it's way off topic but I got a rescue cat (he was aged 8 when I got him) He was really cuddly and friendly purred loudly and came to his name no problem, But he didn't meow for a year and he suddenly played after nearly 2 years. We had tried everything to get him to play but he just ignored all the toys we bought him and the cat nip, Then one day he just grabbed a toy mouse and started to play with it. Trauma must take a long time to settle even once they know they're safe.