To tame a cat, keep it in a room where it cannot hide, and feed it within close proximity. Lead the cat into your lap, and make physical contact with it. Gradually lift and handle the cat.
- Place the cat in a good location
Place the cat in a location where it can't hide, such as a bathroom or kennel. Lie down on the floor so you can meet the cat at eye level.
- Feed the cat
Give food to the cat to help it trust you, but only feed it while you're in the room.
- Draw the food closer
Gradually move the food dish closer to your body each time you feed the cat.
- Let the cat eat off your finger
Once the cat is used to your presence, dip your finger in a meat-based baby food, and hold it up for the cat to lick.
- Lead the cat to your lap
Place the food dish in your lap so the cat must climb your leg to eat.
- Pet the cat
To accustom the cat to your touch, gently pet its head and shoulders while it eats. Stroke the cat's underbelly before you pick it up.
- Lift the cat
Gently lift the cat from one food bowl to another. While sitting, lift the cat into your lap.