The steps for socializing semi-ferals are basically the same as those used for socializing a total feral. If the semi-feral cat has had some positive human connection, the socialization process should be easier.
Some of the factors that will have an affect on how a cat responds to you are.
If you have a cool, calm personality and the cat does too, the socialization process will be easier than if you are stressed, anxious or impatient with a cat this is doing hand-stands on the cage walls.
If the cat is nervous and shy, the socialization process will be more intense than with a cat who is more outgoing and friendly.
The successful socialization of a feral/semi-feral cat will require persistence and patience on your part. It will require that you become sensitive to the cats needs, knowing when to take a step forward or when to step back.
A radio played low on an easy listening station will help the cat become familiar with human voices - both male and female.
A television with the sound turned low will accustom the cat to the sights and sounds of this box that is usually found in any home a cat could be placed in.
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