Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Was the cat from a shelter or rescue? You didn't mention where it came from or was it a stray you found? If a stray, it may be someone's cat and you should do all you can by reporting him to shelters or rescues or vet offices or place posters in vicinity you found the cat. He doesn't sound like a feral cat if he headbutted you and rolled around, but someone's pet abandoned or not? From now on no free-feeding...he is going to get his meals from you. He may eat more willingly if you offer him some 'high value' food that is highly palatable....such as "Fancy Feast", bits of cheese, small amount of salmon, or canned cat food. Hand hand feed him these morsels and let him lick them off your finger. He's not likely to bite the hand that feeds him, as he will anticipate you are giving him food. I would wait a few weeks to see if anyone contacts you it's their cat, and if you haven't heard from anyone in that time, then adopt him as your own. Delay any introductions to your other cat and keep them separate, as you have no idea if he has had shots, been wormed, has fleas, is Feline Leukemia negative, etc. If you adopt him, get him all up to date on his shots, etc. and neutered if he has not been before letting him near your girl.
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
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Last edited by catloverami; 03-11-2013 at 12:02 PM.