How to touch this stray kitten?
this baby kitten i found at my house won't let me touch her! whenever i get near her she either hisses or just stares at me.How do I make her more nice around other people and me?
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Try to do something quietly and the kitten might come up to you
Get a toy
Bring it some fish see he/she wants it
give them some treats
really anything to get the cat to notice you and possibly come up to you andsniff you
Give the kitten your hand to smell
be very patient if the kitten takes a long time smelling you
if he/she rubs his head against your head, it should me you can pet them
I hope i helped but sorry if i didnt
- KathleenLv 71 decade ago
Make sure you use appropriate body language that a cat will understand. Don't stare directly into her eyes, look away or blink. Move slowly. Put food and clean water out. Be very, very patient.
We rescued a feral cat last year and this is how we did it. We used respectful cat body language around him. We fed and watered him. We talked to him quietly and soothingly. We did not approach him, we waited for him to approach us. When he eventually did, we let him get used to our physical presence and only stroked his fur, we didn't attempt to pick him up or hold him. When he let us know we could do that (he was jumping into our laps), then we gently examined him for fleas and general cleanliness. When we determined he was clean, we brought him into the house and showed him a litterbox, and showed him how to use it. He did use it after a few hours and was consistent about it, so we decided to keep him. He's now got all his shots, is neutered, and happily living in our home with a dog and a bird. He has access to our backyard when we're home and he asks to go out. The yard is securely fenced so he can't go wandering, and he doesn't seem to want to. He's an excellent pet now, very affectionate and loves to demand his little treats.
- Tina CLv 41 decade ago
webkinz is correct. I have helped to rescue many feral cats over the years. The trick is to first get them used to you just being there. Frankly, ignore them. But, leave things with your scent where it can smell them. Preferably close to where you leave food out.
When the kitty starts to show signs of being more comfortable around you...offer a hand for it to sniff, but don't try to pet it right away. Let it get used to the fact that you're not trying to 'get' it, and your scent is a source of food and comfort.
It will take time, but it's the rare cat that wont eventually come around. ;-) Good luck~
- AudLv 51 decade ago
You just have to have patience...try giving a real smelly, tasty treat. Over a period of time, the kitty may get used to you. There is also the possibility that it won't. Unless the cat comes to you, do not attempt to touch it. This will surely result in injury. Just try to be patient. Good luck
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- .Lv 71 decade ago
Unless you can get her inside and work with her slowly likey you don't She is feral and has no trust in humans and unless she is in an enclosed enviroument where she has to depend on people she likely never will.
this all depends on if you are going to adopt her. otherwise take her to a shelter or give her food
- Anonymous1 decade ago
give it time just leave food out for it
- 1 decade ago
Feed it like crazy and she will love you soon. :)