|Purred: Mon Feb 8, '10 6:20pm PST |
|Yeah, ain't it amazing how kitties find themselves a new home, congrats on taking her in! (Most of mine found me when they were strays/feral.)
Well, I have a 12 and an 11 year old calicos. (I've also had older cats.) I adopted these 2 as youngsters and introduced them to older cats; so now it's going full circle!
Anyway, when I introduced stray 7-9month old Jarai a few months ago, I always made sure that good things happen to all of them when Jarai was around: treats work wonders, so does playing. Play with the boys separately too, so each knows that you're not replacing them and that you love them.
Play with her alone to tire her out so she might not terrorise the boys so much.
Good that you put up another litter box, usually they say a box for each cat, (especially on multi-floor houses), plus one extra. I'd also put up an extra water dish so they stay hydrated.
We have settimes for breakfast & dinner, play, bed. The squirrels outside also keep the cats occupied.
Maybe I've been lucky with mine, but I've never had issues when introducing newbies. It takes time, patience and understanding.
Good luck! Let us know how it goes!
Edited by author Mon Feb 8, '10 6:22pm PST
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