We have a cat that is 4 years old. We have raised her since a kitten. I brought home a male kitten who is 5 months old n
on Aug 25th 2010
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I suspect you're about to say there's no joy in Mudville and your cats aren't getting along. It's hard to keep a kitten locked up in a room for a week while Resident Kitty gets used to him. It can be done, but Baby isn't going to be happy about it. Unless Resident Kitty is outright attacking Baby Kitty, drawing blood and leaving marks, she's just letting him know that she's the boss and he'd better accept that. And, he will. There will be hissing, swatting, shrieking, meowing, and chasing. Baby actually expects it. Kittens are raised by mom in a competitive atmosphere-for mom's attention, for a nipple, for solid food, etc. so he's used to adversity. Only interfer when you think things are becoming a little too intense and Baby will let you know. Then, separate Resident from Baby until things cool down. Other than that, let Resident Kitty set down the house rules. Make sure there's no interruption in the affection you've previously shown her, and maybe even show her more.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 8/25/10. Helpful? / 0