|Purred: Wed Nov 16, '11 9:38am PST |
|In my limited experience, they figure out their limits and learn to communicate with one another. If she's running away and shrieking, he'll learn that he's crossing a line and being too rough. I would supervise their play sessions for a while to make sure she is able to always get away from him if she wants and that neither of them are getting injured, but it doesn't sound worrisome to me. Kitten play seems so violent and not fun at all, but that's how they play!
Randy came home as a 10-11 week old kitten after having been very ill and in isolation at the animal hospital. Once he was out of home isolation after another week, we were quite worried about his interactions with 9-month old Ralphie. Randy was so tiny and not at full strength, but full of pent-up energy and really anxious to play. We watched them closely for a few days until we were sure that Randy could wrestle out of a headlock if he wanted, and then we just let them go for it. They both initiate these crazy wrestling matches and high-speed chases, and if one of them has had enough, he might duck under a chair or table or bat the other one in the head with a paw. They will sometimes collapse next to each other for a nap once they're both worn out. It's been fun watching them learn to communicate with one another, and even more fun now that they know each other well and are more evenly matched in size.
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