Taming Feral Cats and Kittens

Semi-Feral Cat Socialization

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.

  1. The length of time the cat has been living on the street
  2. The cat's experiences while living on the street
  3. The cat's personality
  4. Your personality

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.

Additional Socialization Tips

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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  3. Reverted Ferals
  4. Foster Kittens

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