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My cat is anti social / Feral.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by breman1972, 3 Oct 2009.

  1. breman1972


    Joined: 28 Apr 2007

    Posts: 103

    Location: Harlow, Essex

    My cat is now about 2 years old and I've had him since a kitten, He was the runt of the litter with one of his Dad being a stray.

    All was fine he used to play nicely with everyone, but now will only play with and accept a stroke from me, He even follows me like a dog.
    But anyone else even looks like there going to pet at him he goes mental hissing growling etc. He's even chased a friend round the flat trying to attack him.
    He's perfectly healthy had all his injections and has been done when i first got him as a kitten.

    He's a big cat and I'm scared he will do someone some damage. So anyone know how I can get him to be a little more social with other people?
    Last edited: 3 Oct 2009
  2. Sinque


    Joined: 5 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,385

    Location: North East England

    He sounds awesome, I want a cat that protects me :o
  3. Rich1988


    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 6,364

    Location: wiltshire

    guard cat:cool:
  4. Makunouchi


    Joined: 4 Feb 2008

    Posts: 3,409

    Location: Brighton

    Castrate him, pretty easy solution, calms them right down. That is unless it's behavioral, in which case he may continue after castration.
  5. HungryHippos


    Joined: 25 Mar 2004

    Posts: 8,580

    Location: Fareham

    You mean "catstrate" him :D
  6. benneh


    Joined: 9 Apr 2004

    Posts: 9,170

    Location: Nr. brumijum

    Teach him to meditate twice a day.
  7. MowyTone


    Joined: 4 May 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    Give him many cheese burgers to slow him down ;)
  8. something_totally_different

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Oct 2007

    Posts: 1,165

    Location: in the arse of england.

    have his ******** snipped or feed him lasagne.
  9. Hairybudda

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,656

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    Get a big dog, I got an Alsation (his parents were police dogs so he's freaking huge), sorted the cats attitude right out.
  10. starfighter


    Joined: 4 Aug 2008

    Posts: 4,934

    Location: Manchester.

    We had a cat like this, he was very jumpy and didn't like many people, just me and my brother really to my mothers annoyance.

    In the end we got another cat, he wasn't the most sociable either but I think it helped each other.

    So my recommendation would be to get him a nice little friend.
  11. Tom0


    Joined: 29 Aug 2003

    Posts: 9,623

    Location: South Wales

    Castration is a must.

    Other than that some cats are very much set in there ways he could just be a grumpy sod.

    Do you feed him? If so get the other people who want to show him affection to do it sometimes instead. Get others to call him allot or say his name when he appears around the house/garden. Try get them to sometimes put their hand infront of the cat now and then (cautiously :p) and let him sniff them but dont stroke the cat until he leans in and brushes himself into the person showing hes happy to. If he runs off from them when the hand is offered then just get them to call him again he may not come back or whatever but who knows, cats may feel guilt and could come back to the person later or something.

    Getting a wary/grumpy cat to socialise will require allot of patience.
    Last edited: 3 Oct 2009
  12. breman1972


    Joined: 28 Apr 2007

    Posts: 103

    Location: Harlow, Essex

    He was castrated as a kitten, I didnt want him spraying up my walls. I would get another cat/kitten but dont know what he would do to it.

    I recon he's just a grumpy sod, think his parents are strays. The funny thing is he will happilly play with a friends children.
  13. sunama


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,968

    Location: NW London

    I guess the best thing you can do is keep socialising him and exposing him to different people. Eventually, he will learn to relax with different people and not feel the need to defend his territory or attack people he doesnt recognise.
  14. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

    Posts: 72,525

    Does sound very territorial...
  15. Dogoid


    Joined: 19 Feb 2007

    Posts: 3,611

    cut its face and legs off for an effective de spiriting
  16. I get around


    Joined: 14 Jan 2009

    Posts: 4,325

    That sounds like my cat, whats the problem?

    Do you really want a wimpy "roll over for anyone" respect everyone cat?
    Had mine 10 years, it's only just recently started sitting on my lap of an occasion.
  17. subrosa


    Joined: 11 Jan 2004

    Posts: 315

    Your cat sounds awesome, ha ha. My cat is a runt too and she suffers from little-man syndrome. Mind you, she's not quite as successful prosecuting her evil intent as your cat seems to be. I would try giving him the snip. If you can find a vet brave enough to get anywhere near him.
  18. Sime


    Joined: 8 Nov 2006

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  19. I get around


    Joined: 14 Jan 2009

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    Oh and thats just the responsible thing to do snip him, unless you're a breeder anyway.
  20. The Halk


    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 11,862

    Location: Hamilton

    Have you tried scruffing him when he behaves badly to show him that you're dominant, and what you won't tolerate?