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what really is a ferrell cat?


Asked by Member 662101 on Jul 26th 2008 in Breeds
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Izadore (Izzie)

A "feral" cat is a wild animal. It's a cat who has lived outside all it's life (or most of it) and has had to fend for itself. Either it was born in the wild or it was thrown out or abandoned by it's owner. Feral cats are very wary of humans. If you approach one, it will run away. If you trap it, it will scream, claw and bite when you try to remove it. I've seen feral cats bite and claw through very heavy gloves. Feral cats are best left alone. It's a sad state of affairs, but once a cat becomes or is born feral, it takes years of patience and socializiation to rehabilitate them and some can never be rehabilitiated. Only a few people have the true talent to rehabilitate feral cats. They live in colonies and often there can be more than 20 cats in a colony, all feral and unapproachable. Some kittens born to feral mothers can be rehabilitated, but like I said, it takes MUCH patience, love and time to reform these babies. If you see a feral cat, it's best not to approach it.


Izadore (Izzie) answered on 7/26/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer