how do you get your cat to get along with another kitten when you bring it home?

I have a black cat (male) not even a year old i brought home a homeless kitten (male) a month ago and they are just the best of friends, i find another kitten (female) and bring it in and the two kittens get along supurbly but the black cat doesnt like the newest addition i dont know what to do to get him to at least tolerate the other.

Asked by Member 993240 on Jun 19th 2010 in Socialization
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Sadie/ In loving memory

You just need to give them time to work it out. It sounds like there is a little bit of jealousy going on. Give them all equal amounts of love and play time. Some cats take longer than others to adjust to new things. Make sure all your kitties are fixed or neutered, this will help keep them calm and no more unwanted kitties.

Sadie/ In loving memory answered on 6/20/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Izadore (Izzie)

I would just like to add that when you brought home the kitten, she should have been kept separate from "the boys" in a room of her own with a box and food. You can go in and play with her frequently to socialize her and put the boys in the room once a day or so while letting her out so they can investigate each other's smells. When the boys show interest in what's in "that" room, you can introduce them slowly, perhaps introduce her to one cat at a time. When she gets along with THAT cat, then bring in the other one. As Sadie said, it does take time, perhaps weeks. But doing it the right way can speed things along and make sure you have three happy, loving cats.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 6/20/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer