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How does one domesticate a Ferrell kitten. Been feeling him and his sibling since weaning, but they continue to keep a 5 foot distance.

To their credit, they no longer hide until I go inside. They "ALLOW" me to watch them eat.

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And it will take them a long time. You were not "engrained" on them immediately after their birth, so it will take time to get acclimated to you. You have a good start, but you can improve it by providing some string toys for them to play with. Just a simple string with a feather at the end and let them come chase it.

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you're on the right track. you just have to give them time & they'll come around you. maybe put the food closer to you, but still keep a distance for a while just to show them its okay. eventually they'll let you hold them

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One way of taming the cat is to make is familiar with its surroundings an with people you are always with. Teach the cat simple commands like stay, sit, and go among others. It would also be of help to have a professional cat trainer. Visit http://www.feralcat.com/taming.html for more information.

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Just keep doing what you're doing, he probably won't come any closer, the feral cats I feed do the same thing,

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Not to be rude, but it's not really a good idea to encourage the growth of feral cats. They've virtually wiped-out many species of songbirds like the Oriole and Bluebird. Some people actually catch them and put a little bell around their neck so they can't sneak-up on songbirds.

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