Don’t try to handle the cat at the beginning of her contact with you. She’s testing you out, to see if she can come near you, or even touch you, without being killed. What you can do, however, is to play with her. Cats remain playful as long as they are healthy. While Bird was still feral, I would watch her playing with toys that she would dig up, sometimes involving other neighborhood cats. From somewhere, she had come up with a plastic ball that was somewhere between a softball and a beachball, in size. She spent hours hitting that thing and chasing it around. Then, when she was done with it, she pushed on it until she was able to wedge it under the vacant house where she was living so that no one else would take it. Throughout her life, Bird claimed every cat toy in the house and a whole lot of things that weren’t intended to be cat toys, such as my pens. Put a couple of cat toys in the room for her. Let her play with them herself, and if she bats one near you, flick it back near her. At some point, you might find that you’re playing catch. That’s a good start. Introduce a tease-type toy, which could be a regular cat toy like Da Bird, if there’s room for it or any cat toy that involves something dangling from a string. Don’t make it too short of a string, though, because you want to keep your fingers safe. Da Bird comes with a fairly long string, which is why it may not work well in a small bathroom. It's the favorite toy of most cats, though. I have a really short tease-toy that I use with Ella, and she frequently goes after the fingers holding the toy instead of the toy itself, and she’s a long way from being feral. She just gets caught up in the play. Once you can get to where she’s having fun with you, you’ve come most of the way. She now has a comfortable bed, great food, and she’s having fun with you. Food, comfort, and fun. Safety is still a question in her mind, as well as the fact that she's confined to a small room. More later.