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Found a Couple Little Ferals..

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  • Found a Couple Little Ferals..

    Happened upon two little hissy-fits when I was picking some things up from my storage unit. They can't be more than 5 or 6 weeks old and they are pretty wild. They were soaking wet under a tree (we had a good bit of rain today) and they just flattened way down and hissed bloody murder..I scruffed them to catch them, and that subdued them enough to get them to the car (lucky that they're so itty bitty because that probably wasn't the smartest move and I'm glad I didn't get scratched or bitten). I held them clamped down in my lap on the way home and they're dried off and hanging out in my spare bedroom with food and water. I spent just a little time with them. One is definitely more curious than the other but neither are super excited to see me, and I'm hoping a night with good food and sleep (they seem exhausted) might help them out. I - sap that I am - immediately ran out and bought canned and dry kitten food for the little guys

    They seem in pretty good weight and health; eyes look good and since their little coats dried they look ok. They just seem so overwhelmed. Luckily my upstairs is pretty closed off from the other pets and they should have a nice, quiet night. They are CUTE little buggers..marbled tabbies with various white markings. No idea if they are males or females just yet. I did a lot of foster care a few years back but haven't had little ones since I found my little Lily-cat maybe 3 summers ago, and she was so sickly and little she couldn't have a feral opinion if she tried! These ones don't like me at all. We will see what tomorrow brings.

    Just thought I'd share. Sucks there's so many strays around but at least in this case, someone in the right place at the right time, so they'll end end with shots and alterations no matter what

  • #2
    Oh, how cute!! It was their luckiest day of their little lives you came along when you did

    They'll come around in no time. My last 2 kitties, Snickers and Jellybean, sounded more like cobras than kittens for a day or two but since they didn't know how to eat food on their own, after I hand fed them for 2 days they quit hissing at the food lady.

    Where are the pictures?? I need kitten pics


    • #3
      Bless you for helping them !

      Almost all my house and barn cats were ferals/ derals = domesticated ferals now ~

      Enjoy their transformation ~ they are Lucky you appeared ~

      Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


      • #4
        Aww! They will probably figure out how good they've got it very quickly! Before you know it, they'll be curling up in your lap purring, and being holy terrors to the other pets.

        We need pix! Some of us are in itty-bitty-kitty withdrawal here!


        • #5
          My Morty is just not coming around, but he's eating, completely litter trained so...I guess it's as far as we'll get for awhile. He is a year and a half though.


          • Original Poster

            Today I worked from home and just sat in there with them and curiosity got the best of them! This is one of the two - they are both boys. He looks a lot bigger here than he actually is. They're going to warm right up. They still are not ok with hands coming at them but if they come to you on their own accord, they are ok! Which makes me think they might've been dump-offs instead of feral

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            • #7
              A-DORABLE!!! So happy they are coming around:-)


              • #8
                That is such a cute little kitty!! I want to pick him up and smoosh him!!

                I know it wouldn't be appreciated but still.. Adorable!!


                • #9
                  Oh, too cute. He will be eating out of your hand in no time. Many of my cats started out as ferals, and most of them were adults. I find I really enjoy them, and the thrill of having them seek me out, even if it takes a looong time, is wonderful.
                  Mystic Owl Sporthorses


                  • #10
                    Not feral, for sure. probably dumped. Congrats!
                    I\'m not crazy. I\'m just a little unwell.