Introducing a New Kitten to Your Resident Cat

I introduced a new kitten to my resident cat. She went outside today and last night she seems to be upset and comfortable with the new kitten although I put the new kitten in a crate. Will she come back, since last night she was not getting near me, and my resident seems to be a naughty cat and seldom wants to be pet. Please give me more insights on this.

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March 23, 20190 found this helpful

Give each cat a blanket with the other cats scent. Make sure each cat is getting alone time with you. Invest in a high perch for your older cat so he can demonstrate dominance

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March 29, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you this is a great help

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March 23, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

I think they will eventually be fine. Just keep on going as usual. My two did not get along until almost a year had passed.

Praise them both, while they are together. If they walk towards one another or even look at one another, tell them how good they are. Tell them in your sweetest voice that they are wonderful!

We used to do rescue of cats, I usually had twenty at a time. I had this three level ferret cage that I put the kittens in, in the middle of the room, where all the big cats could go about their routine and still see the babies.

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The babies would be really scared and hide in the levels of the ferret cage. By the next morning, the kittens would still be hiding. By the end of the day, they would be watching when I would come in to the house and leave. By the third day, they were wanting to come out and visit.

Without the use of a three story ferret cage, a new kitten and my resident cat, took a year. But they are loving and bonded now, and they give each other baths each morning.

It is like a relationship between cats and humans. At first, the resident cat feels like the human is cheating. As time goes by, then they realize that this annoying little ball of fur is a wonderful friend and companion.

Blessings,

Robyn

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March 29, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you, this is a great help

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March 25, 20190 found this helpful

It usually works out given a little time...like a month or more. You can expect some hissing and growling and they may avoid each other for awhile. You need to keep an eye on them so there is no serious fighting. Things you can do to help is to give each cat some good quality time with you.

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Make sure they each have their own space with their beds and dishes and litter box. Try feeding them within sight of one another. this makes them feel like family. Try to have some perches where they can get up and away from each other. This lowers their anxiety level.

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March 29, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you. This is so much of help to me.

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