Feral cat behavior expert needed
I have a couple ferals I have TNR'd and have cared for now for years. One of my ferals wants very badly to come into the house and be a house cat. I am considering it, and have let him in for short supervised periods of time.
He is incredibly good with people, but he is, or at least used to be a Samurai warrior when it came to other cats (males). In the last year I have seen him pal around with a couple neighbors cats, one of which I know is male. He seems to maybe have mellowed since being neutered.
I have observed him fight in years past and he gives NO WARNING, he goes for the kill. My inside cat, who we tried a kitten once with, is the opposite, all hiss and smack and no bite. He's not necessarily a cream puff, but he's just had the luxury of never having to be in a real fight in his life.
When I bring knucklehead in for short supervised visits, he pushes inside cat with his face. I don't know if he is marking him, sniffing him, but he pushes him back hard with his face. They seem generally curious about each other, and outside cat pushes his face into me too. I mean some of the hardest head-butts, and nose-butts I have ever seen a cat give.
They are both definitely alpha males though.
Any thoughts from you guys?
Last edited by smilodon; 08-03-2011 at 09:36 PM.