Question by rinfrance: Feline behaviour problems?
We have 3 wild cats, well ferile. One has a nervous problem that causes him to have movement problems. The vet says he has had a problem but recovered and his prospects for a long and happy life are good. The second had a prolapsed rectum that has been put back in plac and now after 6 months she is totaly recovered. The third got jealous and so de tailed herself and had to have it amputated.
Cats 1 and 2 are socially good and especially 2 is very good affectionate company. Now for 3.
Well she always was a bit offish. When she had a headlamp on she was really affectionate and was stuck in our bedroom, since having the headlamp off and being allowed to mix she became a right stinker.
However, putting her back in our bedroom alone she is a changed cat, purring when I caress her instead of making noises like I was killing her. She never has got nasty except when I caught her 9 months ago. We let her run off initially because she was a bit of a stinker, but she came back to us and although she makes horrendous noises it is all rubbish, no scratching, biting etc.
Now the question, is it that she wants to be top cat, is a loner, wants her own space.
She sort of mixes with the other cats but certainly prefers mine and her company and not the other cats.
Or possibly she is embarrassed about the lack of appendage.
Anybody encountered this sort of behaviour, and what was the reason. Has anybody discovered if cats get a thing about losing bits.
Cat 2 she grew up with and is definitely related to. She also greets her affectionately.
Answer by Rich D
Sounds like cat 3 has a complex bout herself 🙂 If she seems to be happiest being alone with you most of the time, then I would find away to make her the “loaner” cat she needs to be. As you can tell by her relationship with cat #2, shes in a prefect state of mind
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