Pet quality of ferals and strays ... opinions ?
I recently almost got into a huge argument on my parrot forum about ferals and strays .
Admittedly the bird people arent generally cat lovers, but it did get me thinking about the misconception of the pet quality of ferals and strays.
The story there went along the lines of some poor mangy cat that was terrorising the neighborhood and the parrots. The consensus was that the cat must be caught and euthanised as it would never make a decent pet.
IMO this is absolute drivel ... I have three ferals and a stray .. all have made good housecats and arent remotely interested in my parrots.
Im an oddity im a bird and cat lover
Blue for example .... one of the "ferals" ... im convinced she is of oriental decent .. she looks like one and her behaviour is odd .... she has this habit of standing next to me and tapping my legs with her paw to get attention ..... this morning she was doing it to Monty ... Monty BTW is a great big hulking boxer boy dog. She was on her hind legs with both paws around his neck licking his face ..... the big loon just stood there and enjoyed the attention .....
This cat was completly feral ..... rescued along with 2 other cats ( Ugly and Spookie) from a feral colony at about 6 months of age .....
Freeway is still learning to be a housecat , but its only been a month since I had him neutered.
So..... what are your opinions ?
2 boxers Miki & Monty
Boy Cats: Tucker,Freeway,Tyson,Copicat,Mike
Girl Cats : Magic, Garfield, Buggie,Lexie,Spike,Ginger,Blue,Spooky,Rotten, Trouble
2 Conures,2 African Greys,1 Black winged Jardine