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We have a lovely 6 month old cat, who is very very spoilt. Today we got a 6 week old kitten given to us and shes adorable.
Problem: cat HATES kitten. I knew we would have problems, but not this bad. The cat (Monster) attacks the kitten (Harlem) horribly, wont go near her unless to take a shot, hisses, growls and is generally completely hostile!
I plan to keep them separate unless supervised for a while and I'm giving Monster lots of love and affection, but will they sort it out? Im worried that Monster will never get used to Harlem...
Aww how sweet (a new kitten that is!!)
Just keep them separated as you are and let them sniff each other out....take the kitten out of the room and let Monster go in and sniff around. Did Harlem have a carry cage? If so, let Monster explore that too.
Reassure Monster all the time, you sound as though you are doing that just fine!
Hopefully they will both settle in together nicely. My two boys took about three days before they would even look at each other without making growling noises!!
Eventually Monster will have fun playing with Harlem, and you will have fun watching them play!!!! :fingerscrossed:
It's usually recommended that cats stay seperated, but to a point where they can still see eachother to become accustomed to one another.
And that at feeding time, the cats fed in the same room but bowls far apart, and gradually as the days go on the bowls get closer and closer...
Seems to work, have done it quite well with a few cats, but they always still have their fights (usually much older cats with well established territories!). Your ones should be fine as their still quite young, but Monster has probably a well settled territory.
Um, also be wary of cat spray... blame Monster... but it's more then likely gonna happen lol
We have an 18 yr old siamese, who never had other cats around until recently. When i got my kitten, they ofcourse didnt get along, i had 2 other cats which she didnt like either lol.
Cause its only 6 months old, it should get over it with out too many problems, just give it lots of love :)
Is it de-sexed? It could perhaps just be territorial. Its probably also dominating because its the older cat, and it owns you if u know what i mean?
I'm not too sure if this works for cats
but don't forget to give both the cat and kitten equal attention.
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