Male Ferral Cat

by Dawn Parsons
(South Africa)

Hi there, I wonder if you would be able to help me. I live in South Africa and a male ferrel cat has adopted us, he just turned up in our home and is not as wild as he used to be. Just lately he has been behaving very strangley. He would normally come into the apartment early in the morning have his food and milk and sleep for most of the day, have more food and milk and wonder out at about 17h30 in the evening. The same routine would apply each day.

Now all of a sudden he has become very jittery and very vocal with his meow. He will come in in the morning eat and meow very loudly to go out of the door and will be gone all day. He will come back late afternoon have something to eat and again meow very vocally all the way out the door down the stairs and down the road to wherever he is going. He keeps looking back as if asking for me to follow him, but not knowing cats behaviour too well I don't follow him. Do you think that he may have a litter of kittens somewhere which he is protecting with the mother or is he chasing a female cat who is on heat. Please could you try and answer my question. Thank you so much.
Kind regards

Answer by Kate
Hi Dawn
Well to be honest it is impossible for me to say why this cat has started to meow like this. cats meow for lots of different reasons (see my web page about cat meowing )

It could well be that he is trying to tell you something, so you could try to follow him just to see if this is a possibility. Although cats are very independant they are very intelligent and so it is possible that he is trying to communicate with you.

best wishes Kate

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