Is it possible to turn a feral or community cat who has always lived outdoors into a household pet? The answer is frequentlyyes,but it takes a lot of time and patience. Often,these cats have grown up with no to minimal human contact,and/or are afraid of people because of bad experiences with those who don鈥檛 want them around.
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Can a cat born feral ever become a pet?
Q. Can a cat born feral ever really become a friendly, happy pet? A. Many can, especially if you catch them as young kittens and work steadily to socialize them. Adult cats can often be transformed into loving pets as well, but I suspect many of those weren鈥檛 born wild but rather were lost or abandoned after being raised as pets.
Can you adopt a feral kitten from a feral mother?
Kittens are more easily adoptable and can be socialized relatively quickly, even if they are born to feral moms. Other circumstances may also bring a feral cat indoors 鈥?for example, she might be injured and in need of care, or has just had a litter of kittens. Some feral cats may be unadoptable.
Can a stray cat become a house cat?
Yes, that stray cat or alley cat can become your beloved house cat, but there are some caveats you should consider. First, understand the difference between a stray cat, an alley cat and a feral cat. It鈥檚 often impossible to tell at first glance. Both types of cats may seem skittish when you first approach them. So, what鈥檚 the difference?
Can you turn a wild cat into a pet?
Adult cats can often be transformed into loving pets as well, but I suspect many of those weren鈥檛 born wild but rather were lost or abandoned after being raised as pets. Feral cat experts say you’ll need lots of patience to convert a wild thing into a purring pet 鈥?but it’s worth it.