I took a feral cat home yesterday.
I don't know much about cats, I think this is a kitten actually. It is pretty small. Anyway, I was walking in another neihborhood and it just came up to me and started running around me. It's very active and skinny.
I decided to take it home. I locked in up in the bathroom yesterday. I fed it Sardines, milk and water. It finished all of that so I'm guessing it liked them and it was very hungry.
It does not bite or scratch. It has teeth and nails but it does not use them on humans. At least so far it hasn't.
ok I have some questions. is there any way to tell for sure if it's in good condition or has radies or anything without taking it to a vet? Do I NEED to take it to a vet?
It seems in good condition but a weird noise is coming from its stomach. As if the stomach is growling loud. It also scratches its left ear a lot. Besides that I don't see any anything weird.. it seems VERY active, just runs around me and jumps on things all day. It also loves chasing its own tail.. how cute.
I am going to bathe it today. I am thinking of using a sponge and warm water with antibacterial soap. Is that good?
Is what I fed it good? Should I keep feeding it that?
How do I carry it. From the front under the front legs?
I am not going to DIE from this am I? I got red spots over my lips the first time I brought it into the house, but they disappeared after a few hours. I am not showing any sign of anything.. maybe a bit itchy.
Is it ok for me to just leave it in the bathroom? It's small but I have carpets in all the other rooms.
Unlike other feral cats, this one is NOT scared of me or my friends. It also comes when I call for it. It seems too friendly actually.. not sure why.