7 month old kitten not reacting well to two new 7 week old kittens

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Purred: Fri Aug 10, '12 6:58am PST 
Hi there,

Maple is now 7 months old and we've decided to get a friend for her.
Well we ended up getting two new friends for her, however all she does is hiss at them if they come too close.
Any hints on improving their relationship? Should I put them together or wait for them to do it of their own accord?


Al Hirt

A Jazzy New- Orleans Kitty
Purred: Fri Aug 10, '12 1:24pm PST 
Well, Maple has been an "only cat" and she probably is not happy with having TWO more cats in the house to take time away from her with her person.

Suggestions I have seen here on CATSTER include, 1) Taking an old towel or t-shirt and rubbing it first on the two new kittens. Then take it into the room where Maple is. Just let her get used to their scent. Introduce them gradually......a few minutes a time at first.

With kittens this young it should take no time until they are running and playing all over the house. Know you will get more suggestions from other CATSTER members.

Good Luck!!!

The New Orleans Kitties