My new Feral cat turning into a indoor cat - clicker training
Hi Everyone! I know, Oreo, how un-original but she responds to it! Any who, Oreo was a feral cat in a very cold city. My girlfriend walks to school almost everyday and one day Oreo walked up to her and brushed against her. And we both got hooked and wanted to take her in. So we took her in and took her to the vet and she had fleas so we got her treated along with a few other things. Vet thinks shes about 9 months and weighs 6.5lbs. Shes a pretty small cat. Most of the days she likes to lay around, look out the window and then some play time. As loving as she is she gets scared sometimes. Any sudden movements or loud sounds scares her a little. She dosen't like any jackets that makes sounds.
We're trying our best to get her super comfortable in her environment and let her mark things up. We usually dont want her up on the tables but we just see her sniffing and checking things out instead of be destructive and knocking things over. Better to let her check everything out right?
Shes a really sweet cat though, never hurt us in any way and during play time she is never aggressive. I can take the toy out of her mouth at any point and she wont bite or anything. She doesn't show any dominance over us and just mainly playful.
I think the cutest thing she does is her trilling. It was the first time I have ever heard a cat trill. She trills when she jumps up onto the bed and down. I guess its almost her saying hey im coming up and bye im going down. Any ideas? Do your cats do this? My girlfriend just realized that she trills when we sneeze.
She sort of like paper balls also, likes more toys that move around like a feather and string. Sometimes at night we can hear her running on the hardwood floor hitting paper balls around and chasing them.
Currently I'm just playing with her, feeding her and getting her comfortable with her kennel that she will need to go in when i take her for travel soon. I'm able to use her favorite toy and have her interact with the kennel and sometimes i can get her to jump on in and gently nudge her into the kennel and play with her and she will rest which is nice.
As a first time cat owner (previous dog) they are such different creatures. She does seem like a dog in some aspects but more cat. Sometimes I find her laying and just starring at a wall or just into nothing. Right now shes starring at a drawer. She loves to lay on the ground a lot. Another thing thats really nice is that if i whistle and make some sounds and call her name she will to me.
Any tips on training her how to sit?
Last edited by marie73; 12-26-2014 at 03:01 AM.