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There's a lot of confusion about what constitutes a 'feral' cat. Short answer: a feral cat is unsocialized to humans and tends to keep their distance. They don't want to live with humans, and they certainly don't want to be touched! But it can be hard to | by Jimmy Legs
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There's a lot of confusion about what constitutes a 'feral' cat. Short answer: a feral cat is unsocialized to humans and tends to keep their distance. They don't want to live with humans, and they certainly don't want to be touched! But it can be hard to

There's a lot of confusion about what constitutes a 'feral' cat. Short answer: a feral cat is unsocialized to humans and tends to keep their distance. They don't want to live with humans, and they certainly don't want to be touched! But it can be hard to tell if a cat is truly feral or has adoption potential. In this video* a woman very slowly helps a feral cat change his ways, becoming a friendly cat. In truth, he was probably always a tame cat, just a little rusty on his people skills. But it would be very hard to tell the difference in the few short days we normally hold cats during a TNR project. Many a time we've returned ferals to their colonies only to find out months later they're asking for pets from their feeders! That's part of the reason we've begun microchipping all feral cats as well as friendly cats. We've seen many a cat get adopted who originally seemed completely wild. So if you know a feral cat who seems like they might turn, keep giving them a few extra treats and see what happens over time! *One thing we need to point out in the video, they note Dwight is FIV+ and comment he must live alone, lest he pass FIV to another cat. These days, most of us in the rescue world know FIV is not that big a deal, and it's all but impossible to spread to another cat unless they're having bloody fights. FIV+ and non-FIV cats CAN live together! Reposted from @thedodo @cheekydwight would hiss whenever anyone got close — but now he loves getting belly rubs on the sofa 😻❤️ The love of your life is a swipe away — find someone who will never leave your side with Pick of the Litter by The Dodo: thedo.do/igtv via Instagram instagr.am/p/CNF8R95DgrC/

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Uploaded on March 31, 2021