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Cats are sweet creatures. They are also nervous when they meet new people. It is one of the few joys of life to make friends with a new cat- be it a stray or owned by a friend. You should allow the cat to come to you. The cat must feel comfortable around you.
Food is a must
The best way to make friends with a new cat is to give it
food. The only exception to this advice is if the cat is already well-fed as it
belongs to someone you know. Do give a stray cat food. This will help you to
gain its trust. Take a bowl and fill it with dry food. Place it near the cat
and move away. Allow the cat to finish its meal. Do not approach it as soon as
the food gets over.
Talk to the cat but do not approach it. Keep your voice
quiet and calm. Sit a little far away and continue to talk to it while it eats.
Do it every day and inch closer to the cat with every succeeding day. Once you
approach the cat close enough to touch it and the cat does not run away, offer
your knuckles. Allow the cat to approach you. Coming too fast will overwhelm
the kitty and scare it away. Take the knuckle towards the cat. Permit it to
approach you. It will rub itself against your hand. The cat will also smell
you. The kitty sniffs you to decide as to whether it wants to make you as its
Stroke and blink
It is now time for you to stroke the cat. Give the feline a
lengthy pet from the top of the head to the end of its tail. Do not repeat the
action. See whether the cat remains where it was and if it wants to be petted
again. Wait for a few minutes and repeat the action. Pat it the same way two to
By now the cat is
comfortable with your presence. When you see the cat again, do not approach it.
Instead, give it a long blink. Use your best soft eyes. When the now-familiar
cat looks toward you, give it a slow and long blink. Keep your eyes a little
longer than your normal blink. However, it should not be too long, or the cat
may think you have fallen asleep. In case the cat now thinks of you as a
friend, it will slowly blink back towards you. If you have adopted a new cat,
then you should prepare its litter box. Select a room to keep the litter box.
The ideal place is the bathroom. Set the litter box up with about two inches
litter. Put it near the corner. The cat should feel comfortable using the