Savannah Super Cat
This is all great advice, thanks so much! I have been stroking him when I can and yes I am desperate to grab him and cuddle him BUT I will stop stroking him and allow him to initiate contact! He's so gorgeous I just want him to jump on my lap for hugs lol
If he is okay with it then it's fine. We noticed Jengo would run as soon as we would pet him and hide so I could tell he was uncomfortable. After a few days and laying treats for him and letting him then decided to eat them out of our hands he would rub against our hands so then we would pet him. This was never an issue with Wigs, but he didn't hide either by the second day he greeted us at the door, lol!
I know - I wanted Jengo to just jump all over me - he took a little more time. We had to be careful with touching him as it made him run away but playing and keeping some distance really worked.
If he's still under the bed you could try and get down and just look at him and do blinky eyes. We did slow blinks and left treats out and I would slide my hand under the bed - but not close with treats. He would sometimes sniff - sometimes not - his choice. It undid some of the damage I did by initially trying to smother him. It doesn't sound like you are doing what I was. He would hide and I 'd still stroke him or when he would run by I'd try to stroke him.