Yes it helps. And the cat running off with the toy and growling is just him pretending he has caught his prey and defending his catch. Just let him have it and he will leave it in a few minutes.It's been a few weeks now and I have a question. Does playing with a unsociable cat really help? Playtime ends with the cat running off with the toy and growling insanely. Not sure if this is the best thing.
I'm also trying to tame a large black Tom cat on my back deck.Since he"s been home his problems are numerous like antisocial if you put food down he will growl while eating and lay into your leg if you hang around, peeing on the old mattress in his room and laying in it . So a beginners guide to pacifying angry cats would be appreciated
My Tom is probably a true feral. Mine won't play. I wave a mouse on a stick around and he just doesn't get the plan.(most true ferals are not aggressive so he probably started life as a pet)