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How much do their parents give them?

post #1 of 14
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Mabby's mom was a ferel....though mabby was born in a cozy, comfy house in the care of a wonderful women.......

Sometimes though i can see the ferel in her.....She hunts poppy,she sometimes eats like a ferel and "burries" her food...and the thing thats very eerie...before she attacks something...he eyes go black.....they dialate till all you can see is a scary blackness.......it creeps me out when she does this.

She has this aire about her like she is "the ferel that was great enough to make it to the promised lands".....so bizzare....

I was just wondering if anyone else has had experiences like this with kittens of ferels?
post #2 of 14
I, personally, have noticed the pupil-dialation-just-before-pouncing/attacking thing with every one of my cats. It's a good way to guage when she's going to go for the gold.

Just thought I would let you know so you didn't worry too much. I'm not sure what the chemistry to this is, but it happens with all of them (with rare exception, I'm sure).
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by maherwoman
I, personally, have noticed the pupil-dialation-just-before-pouncing/attacking thing with every one of my cats. It's a good way to guage when she's going to go for the gold.

Just thought I would let you know so you didn't worry too much. I'm not sure what the chemistry to this is, but it happens with all of them (with rare exception, I'm sure).

thats interesting.....cause emmet, doofus and poppy do not have the same reaction....thats why i though it may have been a ferel trait....

thanx for the info
post #4 of 14
Hey, no problem. That's funny to me that your other babies don't have eyes that do that. Are the other three less energetic or active in their play? Maybe it's a kitten thing? How funny.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by maherwoman
Hey, no problem. That's funny to me that your other babies don't have eyes that do that. Are the other three less energetic or active in their play? Maybe it's a kitten thing? How funny.

Oh no they are all very active....even emmet whose a bit overweight...... they are always pouncing and suc on eachother.......

and though doofus and poppy are not vicious at all being more on the "ignorantly happy" side....emmet can be just a vicious as mabby....its just mabby is vicious more often......

plus mab and poppy are the same age...about a year and a half....

very interesting....hmmmmm....
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Nebula11
Oh no they are all very active....even emmet whose a bit overweight...... they are always pouncing and suc on eachother.......

and though doofus and poppy are not vicious at all being more on the "ignorantly happy" side....emmet can be just a vicious as mabby....its just mabby is vicious more often......

plus mab and poppy are the same age...about a year and a half....

very interesting....hmmmmm....
Oh, wow...I'm genuinely surprised! Hmm...well, that's cats' uniqueness for ya!
post #7 of 14
My girl Bridget is so much different then her mother Sophie! Of course she got all the basics from her like litterbox behavior etc, but personality wise I'm not sure it counts too much unless of course they are feral
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
My girl Bridget is so much different then her mother Sophie! Of course she got all the basics from her like litterbox behavior etc, but personality wise I'm not sure it counts too much unless of course they are feral

Well whatelse is baffling to me is that Mabby is litter trained but her mother was not...being a ferel......insticts are very confusing
post #9 of 14
The dilated pupils just before attacking is quite normal - I always know when Dax is going to lunge for her toys!
post #10 of 14
Ivory's pupil is permanantly dilated, but she gets a look of sheer concentration before a pounce.
Her biological mother was a feral cat, and the mother that raised her was a feral.


All of my cats try to bury their food, and all but one were either feral, or born to a feral.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
Ivory's pupil is permanantly dilated, but she gets a look of sheer concentration before a pounce.
Her biological mother was a feral cat, and the mother that raised her was a feral.


All of my cats try to bury their food, and all but one were either feral, or born to a feral.

interesting...cats are so facinating
post #12 of 14
Every cat in my house was born to a feral mom. If you understand the debate about behavior being based on nature versus nuture, I've found over the years that both influence a cat. Even within the same litter, I get completely different behaviors - some on the wild side and others complete snuggle-bunnies. If you pull a kitten young enough and have an early influence, you shouldn't see any feral behaviors from their mom unless their genetics influence them in that way. That being said, I've seen cats born to non-feral moms that were terrified of everything.
post #13 of 14
Our cat Pepsi was born feral. She still is, really ... so very timid and afraid of everything. If she got outside I don't think we'd ever see her again. When she had kittens, we made sure to handle them early and often so that we could reduce the likelihood that they'd be afraid of people, and they aren't at all. They have vastly different personalities, but all like people to a large degree.
post #14 of 14
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mabby isnt afraid of anything...which from what I hear is very uncharacteristic of a ferel...according to those who have posted....

she just has some very primal ways about her
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