Originally Posted by Persi & Alley
We had our daughter's kitten here for two months and she absolutely adored Persi and followed him around everywhere, including the litterbox.
Kittens are so cute that way. Like a little kid following an older brother around.
I hope he taught her some good behavior!
Originally Posted by LDG
Most of our ferals were raised by their mums, and none of them talked AT ALL (which we were good with!) until Flowerbelle came into the house. She's deaf and probably can't hear herself - and she makes a huge range of meows and trills and I don't even know how to describe them all. It took some time - but the other kitties DEFINITELY learned that she often got attention when she meowed, and so they eventually started in!
My Sho, defiantly not a feral, used not to meow. Tomas who meows all the time has encouraged Sho to make more noise now. Sho's meow is very weak and pathetic sounding. He also taught Sho to be excessively nagging while begging...
Surely this is were the term "copy cat" came from.
Though in nature, copying the behavior of others - of the majority can mean survival. Even we do it.
I've never had a cat walk around with a toy or dead rodent/bird and cry.
When I was younger all of our cats would "surprise" us, dead mouse on the door step, feathers all over the dinning room, live gopher in the bathtub...
Sho and Tomas do not know how to hunt and being boys they don't go around crying like a mother cat either.
Tomas will brrr when he has a toy and is trying to get my attention.