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I have been feeding a wild feline for about a month and a half now. He lets me pet him etc. Do you think he will ever let me pick him up?

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Wow..be careful They are wild and it is very hard to train them You have done well to get him to accept you. But like the saying goes, you can't change the spots on a leopard. Keep feeding the cat, talk to him and be patient.A month is not a long time. But for a wild cat to trust you so soon is unreal. Are you sure the cat is a house cat abandoned?
Don't rush it..How good of you to feed the animal. Take care..

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Thanks! Yeah he looks like a bob cat. Big! I call him "Bob" He is definitely wild. I managed to get him in a carrier and he went ballistic. Let him out immediately! He came back for dinner that night. Couldn't believe he would come back. I was so glad to see him that night. Felt terrible for locking him up, but was going to take him to vet. Such a sweet cat! He has blue eyes that look like they are partially crossed . Looks part siamese (sp?) Lives in storm drain.
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I made a comment and it wouldn't record..weird huh?
Anyway, you might try finding a deep box and putting a blanket in it and placing the box under a safe covering..carport etc. I fed a very ill wild cat and he used the box for shelter. Tried to catch it [Animal Control] but he would have no part. So sad..
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Yeah...new to this ask.com! I'll try that! Thanks and God bless you! Can tell you love cats too!
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I do love animals:) Welcome to ASK...It is addicting ... Just take a lot of stuff with a grain of salt.A lot of kids on here..Can be silly or rude..Some are nice tho:)
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Ok...thanks again for all the info!
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Yes, it sounds like he's already trusting u but be careful

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He may eventually adopt you, but don't expect it. Cats don't trust as easily as dogs.

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I once was like that they are called Ferrel cats. If you feed it enough and are gentil and patient you will get more trust from him and eventually yes he will. You can call the animal store to pick him up train him and test him for rabies and maybe you can buy him.

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Yes, Letting you touch him is a very good sign. Maybe he was just abandoned and has not totally reverted to a wild state. is his hair colorful, no rusty look? But do what kero215 says, good advise.

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Big white like a bob cat. I call him Bob :) looks like part simmease. Blue eyes that are partially crossed. Lives in storm drain. Definitely wild!
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Yes, he will! When he is good and ready!! Cats do things only when they are good and ready. Don't try to figure this out..it'll make you goofy (like my brother)! One day, totally out of the blue, the cats little wee brain will say,"I'd sure like to be picked up and petted and loved" and it'll look at you with those huge, deviate eyes and purr like a fool, and "allow" you to pick it up. I will also "allow" you to be a rubbing post, a bed to lay on, a total provider of all it's needs (or wants), and someone to just stare at. Cats stare a lot. I do NOT want to know what they are thinking. In short (or not so short) this is why I like cats! But then,"I'm a little out there"!...;-)

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take it slow pick him up slowly if he growls hes not ready

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