Friday, May 1, 2009

Feral vs Stray

Ok, this has bugged me for a while, and chances are I've already ranted about it on this blog somewhere. But someone just recently posted that they adopted a "feral" cat. and the cat is friendly and loving.

Ok.. two types of cats. Feral and stray.

Strays and Feral cats are so different that they almost seem like two completely different types of animals. I have known shy stray cats that open up after a day or two or a week. Getting a feral cat to open up is like .. well I haven't yet seen it happen, so I'm not quite sure what it is like.

If you can touch it and love on it, it is not feral.

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I'll see if I can't get a video of Sun soon. Another difference I've seen between feral and scared stray cats is that stay cats will give you warning. They understand the ability to signal to a human. Sun does not react until she actually lashes out at me. Neither did my previous feral mom..

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