Introducing New Kitten to Resident Cats

I just rescued a small kitten and she is finally rehabilitated and healthy so it's time to introduce her to her siblings! One is 1 year old, one is 8 months old, and, one is 7 years old. They are so friendly to each other and to her! However, our kitten hates them, she can't even go near them without hissing! What do we do to help her feel safer and like her new siblings?

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November 3, 20190 found this helpful

Sounds like she needs time to adjust! She sounds like she has been through a lot in her short life,therefore needs more time to warm up to the rest of the family!

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November 3, 20190 found this helpful

Kee her hungry and other kittens too, and then give food together and they will only eat and will eat and let then eat more so they will be full with it. Then before a chance o fa conflict apart them for a bit,
Start giving kitten food in other kittens containers so that will give it closeness feel also.
Pet your kitten more than other kittens to give feeling, etc.

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separate time feed each kitten while they were hungry in you hand and that will have them learn to follow demand and discipline

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November 4, 20190 found this helpful

All the usual ways to introduce kittens should work here. Allowing them to play under the door while in separate rooms. I like the pop up play pens available on Amazon. They can be in the same room but a bit less threatened. Eating across the room but in sight of each other. Allow them to be together (supervised) but just 2 at a time. Make sure the kitten can get up and away from the other cats and feel safe. It takes time but kittens are pretty flexible.

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November 4, 20190 found this helpful

Give her a blanket with the scent of the other cats. She will become more accustomed to them that way.

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November 4, 20190 found this helpful

Rescued cats have been abused or locked in cages so it takes them time to adjust to the new home life and being around other cats. I would allow the cat to go at her own speed and take her own time to get use to the other cats in your home.

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She might run and hide under a bed and not want to come out and mingle with the other cats. Allow her to do this and just keep showing her a lot of love and attention. Just keep in mind this can take several weeks to see a lot of imrovement.

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November 5, 20190 found this helpful

Slow meetups is the key! First day, 10 minutes, second day, 20 minutes, keep adding until they are feeling safe with each other. When they're not together they should be in separate areas.

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