Jazmin is my cat now. She’s wild and it took her a while to trust me. She is very smart and deals with weather and people, taking refuge in bushes and backyards. She loves to be petted and fed treats.
On the other hand, I don’t have to worry about cleaning up behind her since she avoids litter boxes. I don’t have to worry about her whereabouts either, she’s somewhere nearby and knows where to get food and treats. this is my house.
You could say that I have a pet, although that pet lives outside most of the time.
It took me a lot of time and patience. Initially, wild cats do not trust humans, but tend to run away from humans. Jazmin didn’t run away. She ran to me as I stepped out of the house with some freshly opened cat food and put it within her reach. I talk to her quietly before going back into the house. Weeks turned into months before I could finally pet her and scratch her ears. Today she is so friendly that she meets me around the corner and follows me home for food and treats.
Get a feral cat to trust you by leaving food and treats. Then go away Never yell at a feral cat or be aggressive. Give him time to get used to you and your voice, which he probably will. On the other hand, no rush. and know that the cat may never trust you. once tried to befriend another feral cat named Leelee. I fed her for a few years but never got to pet her. Then, on a hot, humid day, Leelee just disappeared. But at least she never starved or lacked water and attention.
You can assume that a wild cat will eventually trust you, but never expect it. Wildcats are like that, despite having the potential to become part-time pets. When Jazmin had kittens, she bought them in my yard and nursed them near my back door. I managed to adopt one of the kittens which I named Rosce. Roscoe is now a healthy, neutered indoor cat. If I hadn’t brought him indoors he might have feraled and not survived, but his mother, Jazmin, survived and is my recreational pet. Of course she is neutered. But she refuses to enter the house. no matter what. I love her anyway.