So i want to know when is the right time to transition a young adult feral (already fixed, I recognize it from his eartip) to become indoor.
For the past year or so I've been feeding a young feral named Tuxie. Our relationship had improved so much for the past year, from him being scared, always hiding whenever he sees me preparing the food to now where he runs to approach me whenever I called him for feeding.
- lets me rub his back, back of the neck and head during feeding time
- rubs my leg and hand during feeding
- scratches and meows at the door for food or extra treats
- still hisses if he sees my hand try to rub his back
- sometime hisses then immediately meows at me
- sleeps comfortably and regularly at the deck and stay around when I do things in the back yard.
- plays with my indoor cats through the french door
- swats and scratches my hands if he feels they got to close
- he still doesn't know how to take treats from hand, he forced scratch my hand instead to drop the treats.
- had some Diotamaceous Earth treatments to eliminate fleas and parasites naturally. I can see that his skin and fur has improved so much and didn't see fleas on him lately.
- is not aggressive to other ferals around so far even to possums that show up every night.
So do you think it's the time to move him indoor? Or should I wait longer? While I'm writing this, Tuxie is scratching the back door and looking inside. I fed him dinner already and he got some treats so I know he is full.
What do I have to prepare for him moving in?
Thank you all!