Friday, May 24, 2013

Feral Cat Friday

Hi there Bees here, and I am Tees and Oh's brother. Momma kitty who is very feral is our Mom. I am a little tame in that I will let the Person pat me sometimes. I get very nervous about it. I have learned to sleep on the porch in one of the chairs and really like it there.
Here is some information from the great organization called
And they help a lot of feral cats find homes in barns etc. 
What is the difference between a stray cat and a feral cat??

Stray cats are socialized to people and can be adopted into homes, but feral cats are not socialized to people and are happy living outdoors.
A stray cat:
  • Is a cat who has been socialized to people at some point in her life, but has left or lost her indoor home, as well as most human contact and dependence.
  • Can become feral as her contact with humans dwindles.
  • Can under the right circumstances become a pet cat once again. Stray cats that are re-introduced to a home after living outdoors may require a period of time to re-acclimate; they may be frightened and wary after spending time outside away from people.
A feral cat:
  • Is a cat who has either never had any contact with humans or her contact with humans has diminished over time. She is not socialized to people and survives on her own outdoors. Most feral cats are not likely to ever become lap cats or enjoy living indoors.
  • Can have kittens who can be socialized at an early age and adopted into homes.
Here I am looking very calm and happy.Feral cats can make great pets if they are caught as little kittens.
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Hope everyone has a great Friday and a better Week end.




34 comments:

  1. Great information, Bees! Thanks for sharing it. Awareness of feral cats is so important.

    We hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend.

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  2. It sounds like you have a good situation, with nice people to take care of you but not bug you.

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  3. Great, we always wonder about it. We learned something today.Happy Friday. Golden Woofs

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  4. Nice to meet you Bees! Our Tipp was a feral and so he knows what it's like. We are glad the Allies are out there as a voice for Ferals everywhere!
    Harry, Dexter and Tipp

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  5. Thanks for telling us more about you feral cats Bees - now Lucy wants to know where your brother Tees is!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  6. what a great post Bees. Have a great weekend!

    The Paw Relations

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  7. Laila's mom was a feral cat but she was caught early enough to be socialized. She's still pretty skittish at time.

    You all have a great weekend!

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  8. Hi Bees! That's some great info you shared about feral kitties. We're glad you are becoming more comfortable with having the human around. :)

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  9. Looking good Bees! That was great info on strays and ferals. I met a nice your lady from Alley Cat Llies at BlogPaws. Enjoy your day everyone!

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  10. This is great information! We llove feral cats and also Alley Cat Allies! Happy Friday, Bees!

    Your pal, Pip

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  11. Hi Bees so glad to meet you. You have given some very useful information today and I learned a-thing-or-two! Thanks for the sharing! Have a Super Friday!
    Purrs,
    Kitty

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  12. Bees is beautiful. I have two cats who were feral kittens brought into contact with humans at 8 weeks. They are a little wary around strangers but wonderful family members.
    Good post, Marg! Thank you.

    Maggie

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  13. Great information!...Our Mommy Cat/Daddy Cat were ferals too and now they love being taken care of and love attention/affection=we all get along great together!...Happy Holiday weekend, sweet friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

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  14. Great information about stray kitties and feral kitties, and their differences.
    Happy Friday!

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  15. Thank you for the public service announcement Bees. You're a good cat.

    I also know that your human loves you very much.

    Have a purrfect day. My best to your wonderful mom. :)

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  16. You are a pretty boy and your coloring is so very different from your brothers...

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  17. Waving!!!

    We love those Allie Cat Alley peeps. Our Allie girl had kittens that were VERY social and now mom cares for her in our garage. So it is all good. We are glad you guys have the Person to care for all of you....

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  18. Bees, Your Person does a wonderful job in getting you to like the human touch - and you are a very handsome kitty!

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  19. Thank you Bees. That is a very impawtent blog with good information. Fanks you handsome Bees. Xxoo

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  20. Isn't it nice to live with a human who understands your needs?

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  21. bees...it took me a looooooong time ta get used ta me mom when eye used ta live out doorz; course eye wuz a wee kitteh bak then AND eye wuz KNOT livin with dai$y.... MOL !!!

    hope everee one haza grate week oh end !

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  22. thank you for this impawtant information! For those that aren't sure what feral cats are, you sure covered it!

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  23. Bees, you are a very cute black kitty!! Feral kitties need love too, and I am happy you have such a nice person to look after you.

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  24. Very informative and helpful post Bees! Hope you all have a great Friday!

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  25. Thank you for making that differentiation, Bees. It is important that people know!!

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  26. We're glad that Bees is feeling comfortable enough to be sleeping in one of the porch chairs. That shows she has some trust for the humans caring for her family members. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  27. You are looking very handsome Bees. I am glad you enjoy being petted sometimes.

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  28. Great post Bees!
    Happy Friday!

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  29. An excellent educational post today Bees. I didn't really know the difference between a feral cat and a stray

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  30. Bees, that was a terrific post! Thank you for sharing such helpful and important information! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, dear pals!

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  31. My last cat was so happy living outside and catching her own dinners... even though we fed her, I still think she caught preferred catching her own food. She was very friendly and liked it inside sometimes, especially the winter time.

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  32. We know Mom Marg looks out for all the kitties!

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  33. Hi Bees, you are looking very handsome! This is a great post about the difference between feral and stray kitties. We hope all is well with Joe and Mr. Gun Smoke and that they aren't been too naughty, otherwise Uncle Cloon will have to come supervise! Hope you all have a really great weekend!

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  34. Bees! Yous is a terrific looking cat! Wes does not has many feral cats here, they gets eaten by the coyotes or the owls.
    There are a number of semi-ferals that lives like barn cats at some of the barns around town. These guys not only has the job of keeping the rodents down, but they also gets fed regular and is spayed and neutered.
    Kisses
    nellie

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