introducing a 6 year old male who just lost his mother as his companion. I have two of her babies that are
one year older a male and female i have always kept them apart but now the one is alone. scens the loss of his mother he has become very affectionet and needy he was the domanet one with his mom and she let him be first at everything. all still have claws I would like to have them all together but have conserns...
on Oct 1st 2012
in Behavior & Training
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I am so sorry for your loss. Your cat is also grieving the loss of his companion. When you introduce the male to the other 2, you will have to do it as if he was a "new" cat. Put him in a room with a litter box, food,water,his favorite blanket and some toys. Visit him frequently and cuddle him, not only to heal his heart, but to transfer his scent to you. Cuddle the other ones too. Sooner or later, the 3 cats should start exploring under the door and you can try short, supervised visits. Try introducing him to one cat at a time. You can put the other cat iin the 6 yr. old's room to explore. That way, the residents won't gang up on him. There will be hissing, etc., but if it looks like fighting is going to happen, separate them before it happens. It may take some time. Good luck!
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 10/2/12. Helpful? / 0