I got a cat as a birthday gift (I knew about her a few weeks beforehand so I could prepare) and when she got here she stayed in my room. Immediately she used the litter tray and ate.
The problem is, though she does everything in my room (eat, sleep, play, etc) she doesn't leave. She's scared of everyone else in the house except for me, since I take care of her. She follows me everywhere as long as it's upstairs, and refuses to go downstairs. She's only been downstairs once. She's scared of the dog that lives here, and I'm scared to let her near the dog.
The dog has killed a kitten before and snaps at my other cat all the time, even injuring his face twice. He's not my dog, (he's lived here since before I did and I have no control over him) and his owners refuse to train him or get rid of him even though he's a blatant danger to the other pets.
I don't feel like my room is enough for her, I feel like she should be able to live in the house and have more spots to explore and play but I can't let her downstairs because of that stupid dog that they won't sort out.
She seems okay in my room and we play a lot, for hours each night, and she even plays fetch and brings her toys to me when she wants to play (which is the cutest thing) but I really don't feel like my small room is enough, and I feel guilty that I can't do more.