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Is this kitten feral?

post #1 of 13
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I found a kitten yesterday. It is now in the laundry room.
It hisses at me when i go in and it will hide from me.
But if i reach into touch it, it won't bite and once i start stroking it with my finger it starts to purr very loudly and will emerge from it's hiding place and eventually sit on my chest or in my lap.

I'm not sure if this kitten is lost or feral. It was hiding in the car so it is possible it got displaced. However i am not sure that it is feral as it seems unlike all the other feral kittens that i have come into contact with.

I'm not quite sure what i am going to do with it with regards to homing and fostering but for now it will stay with us.

I hope that since it is so friendly i will be able to take it to the open days at the vet and find a good home for it.

Other wise perhaps i will be able to home it with some of my friends.
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by zazi
I found a kitten yesterday. It is now in the laundry room.
It hisses at me when i go in and it will hide from me.
But if i reach into touch it, it won't bite and once i start stroking it with my finger it starts to purr very loudly and will emerge from it's hiding place and eventually sit on my chest or in my lap.

I'm not sure if this kitten is lost or feral. It was hiding in the car so it is possible it got displaced. However i am not sure that it is feral as it seems unlike all the other feral kittens that i have come into contact with.

I'm not quite sure what i am going to do with it with regards to homing and fostering but for now it will stay with us.

I hope that since it is so friendly i will be able to take it to the open days at the vet and find a good home for it.

Other wise perhaps i will be able to home it with some of my friends.
It sounds like a scared stray kitten.

Katie
post #3 of 13
Write him up at message boards in the neighborhood. With a little luck the problem will solve itself - and two families will be happier, not to mention the cat.
post #4 of 13
Could possibly be but it sounds more like a stray
post #5 of 13
How old is the kitten? The younger it is the more likely it is that it could have been feral and is just too young to act totally like it. If it's older then it does sound like a stray.

Zissou was just barely weaned and she definitely never lived inside. She was just too sick from the fleas and such that she didn't fight much about being inside.
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
hmmmm

i have no idea where it could have come from if it is a stray...
Our group of villas is right in the middle of a giant interchange and if some one at the villas had losta cat i hope they would be bothered to come round looking for it.

Depending on what happens tomorrow i will probably write a short notice and hand one out to the rest of the residents.

I think, she's possibly the most adorable kitten in the universe. She has such a sweet little face and is so amazingly cuddly. She's happy to just fall asleep on my lap or leg or chest.

I hope we can work everything out for her.
post #7 of 13
the point is, you can write him up either you are sure he is lost - or it is barely possible...

And if no one answers - you proceed with seeking a home.
post #8 of 13
Cable was just barely 8 weeks old when i found her... she was too young to have much speed, but i'm almost positive she was feral. i know she was an outdoor kitten because she was covered in fleas! she adapted easily to indoor, spoiled cat life good luck with yours!
post #9 of 13
[quote=Zissou'sMom]How old is the kitten? The younger it is the more likely it is that it could have been feral and is just too young to act totally like it. If it's older then it does sound like a stray.
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I have captured feral kittens that acted the same way! When they are very young, sometimes they just respond to the touch in a positive way, even though they growl & hiss fiercely when approached.
BTW, hurray for rescuing the kitten!! You are a real cats' guardian-angel & I hope to read about a very happy solution to this situation! Bless you, Yayi!!
post #10 of 13
my first cat as an adult was a feral from a litter. She was the only one that would come up to me or close enough for me to catch. the others FLEW away and I got 1 other but it freaked and jumped out of my arms and they took off. They were in a bussiness area on the street (no houses for quite a way). But this little one i put her down to head into my moms work (they were in the parkinglot which butts against some woods) and she stayed and waited for me to come out. So in the car she went and home with me. hahaaa. She was 7-9 weeks old and never wanted to go out after that (unless another cat was in our yard or the racoon that jumped on my screen to fight with her through the window! YIKES).
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
well the more time i spend with her the cuddlier she gets.
If i lay down on the sheep skin rug with her she will come curl up under my neck!

I've never had a cat quite like this one before.

I wish i could keep her!
But sadly, i can't.

I'll have to find a home for her but at least she'll be easy to re-home seeing as how she is so cute and cuddly.
post #12 of 13
Sounds like you are helping her tame up nicely. I hope you find her a good home when the time comes!
post #13 of 13
you are so in love, and i'm so sorry you can't keep her!!! good luck with everything in kittenland. i completely understand how easy it is to unexpectedly fall for a stray little furry one. one minute everythings cool, and the next you're up all night posting on the cat site?!?! yeah, i know.
you are doing a good thing and even though you must give up sweet kitty, remember karma. what goes around comes around and you just added a bit of unconditional love to the world, or at least brooklyn.
cheers
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