Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Feral Cats

Feral Cats

Feral Cats
These Six Kittens just in were born outside to a feral mother, they are around three weeks old now and will be socialised then rehomed at nine weeks old, mum cat will be neutered and returned to site.

We are often asked for help with feral cats and we can loan a trap, so you can trap neuter and return to site adult cats, we provide voucher to cover cost of neutering, feral kittens under 9wks we can take in socialise and then find homes. 

A feral Cat is a descendant of  a domesticated cat that has returned to the wild. 
It is distinguishably from a stray cat, which is a pet cat that has been lost or abandoned, while feral cats are born in the wild; the offspring of a stray cat can be considered feral if born in the wild.

Feral cats are distinct from stray cats or lost pets in their attitude toward humans; whereas a stray or lost cat may approach humans and can be handled easily, feral cats typically resist prolonged human contact. 
A domestic cat that has reverted to wild, unsocialized behavior, or a descendent of such a cat. Feral cats live without significant human contact and they are not socialized to interact with humans. Their behavior is generally wary, fearful or aggressive depending on the situation. Feral cats are most frequently found in urban and suburban areas, though breeding populations of feral cats can occur anywhere.
FACTS 
Kittens Become Pregnant at 5 months old
Male Kittens Can Impregnate at 4 months of age 
Female Cats Have An Average Of Five (5) Kittens In Litter 
Female Cats Can Get Pregnant "Again" When They Are Nursing!  
Kittens Suffer and Often Die From Flea Anemia, Cold and Heat When Born Outdoors