by Cori Martin

I recently adopted a male semi-feral cat. He was adopted from a shelter and has been nuetered. I am trying to get him to calm down and not run from me. he does cuddle up at night and in the bedroom with me. How can I calm him down so he will be more social? Also due to a vision problem, I have to have him declawed (and he clawed my dad), how do I prevent him from being a biter? How can I get him to be a good kitty and calm down?

Answer from Kate
Hi I'm sorry i dont understand why you are getting your cat declawed because he has a sight problem. He is already disabled why would you an to cause him more disability.

All this kitten needs is time to settle and to get to know his new family. he will calm down in time. your job is to allow him to discover his own confidence. I have a page about how to bond with your cat and also a page about cat discipline these techniques will help your cat be a more social cat.

Also a semi feral cat may always be harder to make into the sort of cuddly pet you may be seeking. My sister had a semi feral cat for 12 years who also was partially sighted. He loved her to death and would be as soppy as you like but with anyone else he would go nuts. Sometimes we just have to accept the cats the way they are .

Here are the pages I mentioned

best wishes Kate

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