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Old July 2nd 04, 01:00 AM
Wendy
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How does one go about domesticating ferile kittens?

The dh brought home 6 of them. They are approx. 8 - 12 wks. old. and want no
parts of being picked up - hissing, biting and scratching ensues when you
try. They had been living under a friend's porch but were upsetting the
resident 22 yr.old (not in good health) cat so they had to be moved
somewhere else.

Are these guys too old to tame? How does one go about doing so if possible?

W


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Old July 2nd 04, 02:41 AM
Cheryl
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In the fine newsgroup "rec.pets.cats.rescue", "Wendy"
artfully composed this message within
on 01 Jul 2004:

Are these guys too old to tame? How does one go about doing so
if possible?


I tamed one that was 4-5 months, possibly even 6 months old. She
was very wild, and it took socializing her in a cage to tame her.
That's my Bonnie. I kept the cage mostly covered for a while, cage
in another room and sat with her and talked to her. Pet her with
welders gloves on until she was used to being touched. Fed her on a
long spoon for a while in addition to food in a bowl to get her to
associate me with food. Moved the cage out to the living room so my
cats could get used to her without anyone getting too stressed (she
really bonded with resident cat Shamrock while in the cage). It
took a while, but from what I understand, not as long as some cats.
I'm not sure how to go about that with multiple cats, but I hope
some will have suggestions. I definitely don't think they are too
old to be tamed, not at all! Good luck!

Link to Bonnie's photo album during her taming period:
http://community.webshots.com/album/75552731ngVsAM

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Cheryl
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Old July 2nd 04, 02:41 AM
Cheryl
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In the fine newsgroup "rec.pets.cats.rescue", "Wendy"
artfully composed this message within
on 01 Jul 2004:

Are these guys too old to tame? How does one go about doing so
if possible?


I tamed one that was 4-5 months, possibly even 6 months old. She
was very wild, and it took socializing her in a cage to tame her.
That's my Bonnie. I kept the cage mostly covered for a while, cage
in another room and sat with her and talked to her. Pet her with
welders gloves on until she was used to being touched. Fed her on a
long spoon for a while in addition to food in a bowl to get her to
associate me with food. Moved the cage out to the living room so my
cats could get used to her without anyone getting too stressed (she
really bonded with resident cat Shamrock while in the cage). It
took a while, but from what I understand, not as long as some cats.
I'm not sure how to go about that with multiple cats, but I hope
some will have suggestions. I definitely don't think they are too
old to be tamed, not at all! Good luck!

Link to Bonnie's photo album during her taming period:
http://community.webshots.com/album/75552731ngVsAM

--
Cheryl
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Old July 2nd 04, 02:48 AM
Cat Protector
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I have heard that feral kittens are much easier to be amongst humans that
the adults. You probably got them at a good time but I would ask a rescue
group that deals with ferals for some tips. You said you moved them but was
the mother cat around?

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"Wendy" wrote in message
...
How does one go about domesticating ferile kittens?

The dh brought home 6 of them. They are approx. 8 - 12 wks. old. and want

no
parts of being picked up - hissing, biting and scratching ensues when you
try. They had been living under a friend's porch but were upsetting the
resident 22 yr.old (not in good health) cat so they had to be moved
somewhere else.

Are these guys too old to tame? How does one go about doing so if

possible?

W




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Old July 2nd 04, 02:48 AM
Cat Protector
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I have heard that feral kittens are much easier to be amongst humans that
the adults. You probably got them at a good time but I would ask a rescue
group that deals with ferals for some tips. You said you moved them but was
the mother cat around?

--
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www.members.cox.net/catprotector/panthertek

Cat Galaxy: All Cats, All The Time!
www.catgalaxymedia.com
"Wendy" wrote in message
...
How does one go about domesticating ferile kittens?

The dh brought home 6 of them. They are approx. 8 - 12 wks. old. and want

no
parts of being picked up - hissing, biting and scratching ensues when you
try. They had been living under a friend's porch but were upsetting the
resident 22 yr.old (not in good health) cat so they had to be moved
somewhere else.

Are these guys too old to tame? How does one go about doing so if

possible?

W




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Old July 2nd 04, 03:17 AM
Wendy
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"Cat Protector" wrote in message
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I have heard that feral kittens are much easier to be amongst humans that
the adults. You probably got them at a good time but I would ask a rescue
group that deals with ferals for some tips. You said you moved them but

was
the mother cat around?

--

No mom wasn't there when the dh snagged the kittens. I think they're going
to try to trap mom and get her spayed so she doesn't do this again.

I've got a call into the rescue group but haven't heard back from them yet.

W


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Old July 2nd 04, 03:17 AM
Wendy
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"Cat Protector" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I have heard that feral kittens are much easier to be amongst humans that
the adults. You probably got them at a good time but I would ask a rescue
group that deals with ferals for some tips. You said you moved them but

was
the mother cat around?

--

No mom wasn't there when the dh snagged the kittens. I think they're going
to try to trap mom and get her spayed so she doesn't do this again.

I've got a call into the rescue group but haven't heard back from them yet.

W


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Old July 2nd 04, 03:29 AM
Wendy
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"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
In the fine newsgroup "rec.pets.cats.rescue", "Wendy"
artfully composed this message within
on 01 Jul 2004:

Are these guys too old to tame? How does one go about doing so
if possible?


I tamed one that was 4-5 months, possibly even 6 months old. She
was very wild, and it took socializing her in a cage to tame her.
That's my Bonnie. I kept the cage mostly covered for a while, cage
in another room and sat with her and talked to her. Pet her with
welders gloves on until she was used to being touched. Fed her on a
long spoon for a while in addition to food in a bowl to get her to
associate me with food. Moved the cage out to the living room so my
cats could get used to her without anyone getting too stressed (she
really bonded with resident cat Shamrock while in the cage). It
took a while, but from what I understand, not as long as some cats.
I'm not sure how to go about that with multiple cats, but I hope
some will have suggestions. I definitely don't think they are too
old to be tamed, not at all! Good luck!

Link to Bonnie's photo album during her taming period:
http://community.webshots.com/album/75552731ngVsAM

--
Cheryl


I've got them in the cat playpen at the moment. They'll be staying there
until I can get them up to the vet to be FIV FeLV tested. I imagine the vet
would appreciate it if I waited until they will tolerate being handled.

I was able to reach in and pet all but one of them this evening after
sitting and talking to them for a while so that's encouraging. They are
pretty guys. Two tabbies with Bengal type markings, one long haired dilute
calico, two black and white and a gray and white.

My bottle fed litter left last weekend. Oh well I'm back to litter being my
life again lol

W




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Old July 2nd 04, 03:29 AM
Wendy
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"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
In the fine newsgroup "rec.pets.cats.rescue", "Wendy"
artfully composed this message within
on 01 Jul 2004:

Are these guys too old to tame? How does one go about doing so
if possible?


I tamed one that was 4-5 months, possibly even 6 months old. She
was very wild, and it took socializing her in a cage to tame her.
That's my Bonnie. I kept the cage mostly covered for a while, cage
in another room and sat with her and talked to her. Pet her with
welders gloves on until she was used to being touched. Fed her on a
long spoon for a while in addition to food in a bowl to get her to
associate me with food. Moved the cage out to the living room so my
cats could get used to her without anyone getting too stressed (she
really bonded with resident cat Shamrock while in the cage). It
took a while, but from what I understand, not as long as some cats.
I'm not sure how to go about that with multiple cats, but I hope
some will have suggestions. I definitely don't think they are too
old to be tamed, not at all! Good luck!

Link to Bonnie's photo album during her taming period:
http://community.webshots.com/album/75552731ngVsAM

--
Cheryl


I've got them in the cat playpen at the moment. They'll be staying there
until I can get them up to the vet to be FIV FeLV tested. I imagine the vet
would appreciate it if I waited until they will tolerate being handled.

I was able to reach in and pet all but one of them this evening after
sitting and talking to them for a while so that's encouraging. They are
pretty guys. Two tabbies with Bengal type markings, one long haired dilute
calico, two black and white and a gray and white.

My bottle fed litter left last weekend. Oh well I'm back to litter being my
life again lol

W




  #10  
Old July 2nd 04, 05:14 AM
Cat Protector
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Where are you located? As for the mother cat, hopefully it will be TNR. That
is the best thing you can do for ferals.

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"Wendy" wrote in message
...

"Cat Protector" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I have heard that feral kittens are much easier to be amongst humans

that
the adults. You probably got them at a good time but I would ask a

rescue
group that deals with ferals for some tips. You said you moved them but

was
the mother cat around?

--

No mom wasn't there when the dh snagged the kittens. I think they're going
to try to trap mom and get her spayed so she doesn't do this again.

I've got a call into the rescue group but haven't heard back from them

yet.

W




 




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