Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Orleans, Ontario CANADA
Re: Aggressive feral cat/UPDATE
Both are free to go outside. We are on a quiet crescent, with a dogproof yard that backs onto woods, lots of birds, mice & chipmunks to amuse them. The male used to wander the neighbourhood, but now , when he does go out, is content to sleep on the deck. Diane named him ''Feral'', he is a grey blotched tabby,16 lbs of muscle, with huge paws. We are unsure of his age.
The female is smokey grey, now about a bit more than a year old, She's called '' Kitten''. When we first saw her last January, chewing on frozen beef fat put out for the crows, we thought see was a rat, she was so small & thin.Before we could trap her, she becme pregnant by''Feral''.We prepared a bed for her in the shed, away from the male, to give birth, but, one day she went away, & came back 3days later, no longer pregnant. & would not leave, so sadly the kittens must not have survived. She loves to play & hunt.
We have two neutered males, they are gradually coming to terms with ''Feral'', he now sleeps on the bed with one of them.
It goes to show that with time & patience, even the wildest of ferals can be transformed into lovable (& grateful) housecats.
They are both terrified of anyone but us though, & certain images on the TV (no sound) scare ''Feral''.
Thanks to all on the forum for their interest & advice.
Diane & Dave