Socializing cats

 Socializing cats


Burmese cats 


I fell in love with Birman cats for the first time ten years ago when I went to my acquaintance's house to see her new cat, a gorgeous male Birman of pure breeding named Darshan. Darshan sat regally atop a very tall cat tree that seemed to be made for a king, alongside another lovely female of Birman. 

 Socializing cats




I was fascinated by their beauty, and as I learned more about this breed, their folk traditions, and their history, I promised myself that my next cat would be a Birman. However, I put this idea back in my mind and eventually forgot it. 

How I won the heart of my antisocial Birman cat 


A few years later, my cat died, and since I always have a cat in my house, I went looking for a new cat companion almost immediately. I strongly believe in adopting pets from shelters or shelters due to the massive problem of the increasing numbers of cats and dogs. So, I started searching on the Pet Finders website and was surprised to see a cat that looked almost identical to Darshan available at a local pet sanctuary. 
I immediately called the phone and asked if it was still there. The owner told me the cat's name was Leanne and it was a mixture of the Himalayas. However, when I went to see her, I could see that she was a Birman. 

The purebred Birman is very expensive and can range from $ 700 to $ 900. I was thrilled and immediately wanted to adopt her despite the fact that she had a history of neglect and socialization issues - she was very shy and hidden from people all the time. It was nearly impossible to find her when I first came to meet her at the shelter, and no one had been able to relate to her after months of trying. The sanctuary manager warned that Lian might never become social. 

When I adopted Leanne, she was two years old, and now six years old, I became a totally social individual in my house who loves my dog, Beardog greets people who come, loves to sit on my lap, and sleeps with me on night. It took me several months to help get her out of her shell, and she kept in hiding for so long. But now she possesses wonderful feline traits. They are gentle cats who love people and other animals in general, they are strong, healthy, have few genetic problems, and are very charming and social. 


These were my strategies for getting Leanne to love me and out of the closet: 


I bribed her with toys and playtime


 - I found that if she brought her toys at the end of the day, she was willing to play with me (this was cool because she totally refused to interact with anyone in the shelter). Every day when I get home from work, I bring her some new interactive toys and sit with her on the floor for about an hour as she jumps like any regular cat who loves to play. 

By far, the best game I found was Da Bird. A friend who recently adopted two cats recommended Da Bird and he really pulled them out of their shell. While relaxing and watching TV, I would have kept my antisocial cat busy, literally for hours, jumping and doing amazing background swings that I didn't know were possible even for the gymnastic cat. The way to my heart Birman was gymnastics!

I found some cat furniture that you can call single-handed - all cats must scratch to exercise their muscles and sharpen their claws (please don't take off your cat's claws!), So you must provide proper scratching jobs - I found a great post online! 

Cats, like dogs, children, and most adults, are easily fascinated by rewards 


- rewards are a great way to teach your cat to come upon contact. After they know there are rewards in the bag, simply shake the bag and call, and you can usually even show off antisocial cats. Get good rewards for your cat! 

Catnip makes cats happy 


- Catnip for cats is like chocolate for humans. It makes their brains feel good and seems to elicit a positive response in cats. Buying toys containing catnip or providing fresh, dried catnip or catnip plants is a great way to show your unselfish cat that you have a lot to offer and that you are a great provider. 

In addition to cat toys, cat furniture, cat treatments, and catnip, I have also used some important cat psychology to build trust in a fickle Birman. Money alone cannot buy an antisocial cat's love. Leanne, despite all the delicious things, toys, and bribes was hiding in the basement ceiling more than I wanted. Here are some tips for developing a long-term, healthy relationship with your cat. 

Never yell at a cat

this doesn't work, especially if the cat is already fickle. 
. If you have to discipline the cat, it is better to clap loudly when it is mean so that it associates an uncomfortable sound with its behavior rather than directly assigning you discipline. 
. Never Bump a Cat - Cats will never forgive any physical discipline, and they will lose the confidence they worked so hard to earn. 

. Be patient and don't expect socializing to happen quickly 

- it took about 3 months before Leanne felt comfortable walking around my room freely, and another month before she could roam freely. in my house. For a long time, she would run with her tail low from one hiding place to another, only to come out to play and reward, then retreat to her secure hiding places. 

. Don't take cats out of hiding

- let them go out on their own when they're ready. 
. Once you've set up the litter box and the sleeping and dining areas, don't change them! Cats hate change, and when they get social, it's best not to change too much. 
. Brush your cat often and show him the affection he can handle. Leanne loved to be cleaned even when she was still in hiding. Grooming is a wonderful way for animals to communicate.
It is true that many cats, like wild animals, cannot be sociable and it is not a good idea to bring one home. But there are those cats that you find in the shelter who can be very shy and still have a chance to have a happy family life. If you have the patience and the time to work with such a cat, you can make a wonderful companion. These tips will make all the difference.
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