If you want your cat to respond when you call his name try using his name more often especially right before you get his food bowl. Call his name first, than ask him if he wants to eat (obviously the point is not to wait for the cat torespond but to simply speak to him using his name) then feed him. The idea is to address him with his name more often especially in a situation he likes, such as prior to eating or before a caress. Short sentences beginning with his name linked to a positive experience are a good way to get your cat to acknowledge your use of his name. It is also helpful to greet him with his name when you enter a room where he is. Do this often and give it a bit of time-- both you and your cat will enjoy the process and the result.
Rebecca says: I share my life with a cat, is it possible to get a bird also? I do not live in a big house, rather a small apartment. Can a bird and a cat live under the same roof together? My husband says no and I think perhaps yes.
Cats are natural predators where birds are concerned. In a free living situation a cat would attempt (and probably succeed) in hunting available birds among other quarry. All things considered it is probably not a good idea to try and get these species to live together. Of course, people do keep cats and birds together and in some rare situations it probably works. But in those situations there are a lot of conditions. For instance, certain macaws can weigh up to 4 pounds and if well adjusted and living in a stable well-supervised situation, can probably intimidate a young kitten into keeping a respectable distance. But look at the conditions, a cat young enough to learn boundaries from a bird physically large enough to defend itself in a stable environment.
Pet birds are a tremendous responsibility in and of themselves; they require a great deal of care and attention add a cat in the mix and your bird now needs a bodyguard, referee and bird babysitter. Now another cat would be ideal…