I introduced my new 1.5 year old female cat to my 14 year old male cat when his companion died, and they were "enemies" for at least six weeks. It will be clear to me that one is chasing the other just in play but the chasee acts like he/she isn't so sure it is play. I think you should Keep a CLOSE eye on that older cat of yours and try to supervise their time together. Hi All, Hoping for some advice/reassurance. We tried our best … We were very careful with the introduction process, since we've seen our manx attack every cat she's ever been introduced to in the past. ... we try to play with Gordon as much as we can in order to stop him chasing Zelda's tail, ... DR - Cat dislikes new kitten and takes it out on him/us. I'm doing short play/treat based meetings between them and they eat meals in the same room. Many cat owners do not realize their friendly, single adult cats may have trouble getting along with a new kitten. I wondered what I had done - he would run past the door where she was kept whereas he used to like that area, they … Adoption. She first hissed, but later she wouldn’t and somewhat started to be curious about the new cat. When introducing a new kitten to a new home with other cats they need to be kept apart for the first few days only allowing their smell to be known to each other. The only swatting happens when the kitten comes by the resident. How To Introduce Your Resident Cat To A New Kitten. Is this normal, or aggressive? I adopted a kitten about two months ago- he is almost six months old. After making sure the kitten was healthy and fixing her, we started the process of introducing her to my 4-year-old manx. A new kitten is typically eager to make friends, but the older cats in the household may want nothing to do with the younger one. I rescued a kitten 2 weeks ago, she was abandoned by mum & she is only around 6 weeks old. Life blessed me this summer with a new stray kitten, who is now six or seven months old. Cats can be extremely territorial, and bringing home a playful kitten can throw a wrench in your older cat’s calm, daily routine. As long as they aren't fighting I wouldn't worry. I would say it’s about 75% ok and 25% not at this point. Our feline friends are big fans of routine and predictability. Compare it to the stress we would experience if our homes burned down, we were fired from our jobs, and our friends and family disappeared—all in the same day. Two incidences stand out: one yesterday when the kitten sat in the resident cat's favorite spot on the couch, and the resident cat went crazy and attacked the kitten. They are now coexisting with daily chasing. He's very territorial, constantly rub-rub-rubbing on every little thing to get his scent there and claim it. Otherwise you'll have hair flying and kitty brawls around every corner. Pesto (resident cat) has slept in my bed for the entire three years I have had her. We thought he was a kitten when we first found him because he was so small and skinny. Hello everyone! I tried to adopt a cat once that turned out to be quit territorial. Going to a new home is one of the most stressful and frightening experiences in a cat or kitten’s life. So far things have been going reasonably well, but there is still a lot of hissing from the resident cat and some slapping. Hi I hope someone can offer some advice. Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Mariel10, Jun 19, 2020. Here at Kitten School, the happiest days are when my foster kitties get picked up to go off to their forever homes. Your cat is obviously hostile because a. this is a new cat, different scent b.that's his territory You should probably not keep them separate. Putting your new kitten in a safe room will not make the process any easier. I have a resident cat (female, age 4) and we just got a new kitten (3 months old). How can I tell if my resident cat is stressed by the new kitten? Welcome back to my channel, today is a video dedicated to my new kitty, Levi. Joined: Oct 7, 2016 Messages: 11 Likes Received: 21. Introducing a new cat or kitten to your resident cat or dog can be quite nerve racking. My resident cat (Female tabby)is now hiding, eating very little not meowing, and she sounds like she is always coughing (Hairball?) I understand your concern about Pumpkin though. she growls at us from time to time and she is not purring anymore. Resident cat just won't accept new kitten. Resident cat hisses and growls and stares at new Kitten, but doesn’t seem to go after it, no spiked hackle, and no aggressive tail movement. Adopting a new kitten is an exciting experience, but if you have a resident cat at home, they may not find it nearly as great as you do. I've heard of older cat hissing at new kittens but not the other way around. The younger cat may be aggressive or playful or something else. Resident Cat & New Kitten - Issues. Bringing Home A New Cat or Kitten. They are going to have to meet at one time or another. My 4 year old cat has been doing somewhat good about the new kitten. All you can do is let them be and eventually your resident cat will come around and they will become buddies. Just thought it was kinda strange... My new kitten also hates being picked up even for short periods of … Resident cat refuses to come out of bed after bringing new kitten? Mariel10 PetForums Newbie. At first the male cat was hissing and growling at the kitten but after the first day he stopped and now he just follows her around. Plenty of reasons exist why the junior cat in your household chases the senior cat. We have new kitten in the house. Male cat wont stop stalking and chasing our new cat. Regardless, you'll have to teach the younger to stop chasing the older. Now he's small and fat. My resident cat is still eating normally he still drinking plenty of water he still using the restroom and everything just fine but he looks thinner his coat doesn’t look as clean as it usually does he has dandruff all of a sudden he is just completely changed his personality and I believe it’s due to this new kitten and the disruption of his routine and environment. I've taken intros slow, kitten has her own room, did scent swapping etc. You want them all to get on together and welcome the new feline into the house, but this seldom happens quite so easily - even though your reason for getting another cat may be to keep your resident cat company. That way, if the cats already know each other — or the kittens … Your two haven't been together very long, give it some time. But many times, shelters and rescue groups recommend adopting PAIRS of kitties. I have a 8 year old male cat and just adopted a 7 week old female kitten. By putting the kitten in the restroom or the bedroom with food, water and a litter box that allows the older cat to go to the door and smell them and learn the smell. It’s kitten season, and for many of us, that means cat introductions of the resident feline to the new baby. As much as cats love ear scratches and catnip, that’s how much they can hate change. We have an adult male cat (Leo age 6) and 1.5 weeks ago we brought home a new kitten (Pepper 8 weeks). by Amber King November 20, 2020. by Amber King 1521 views. 3. We have an 8 month ragdoll male that has been fixed and a week ago we got a male kitten, he is 9 weeks old, we have kept the kitten in our bedroom and let him out for short periods to intergrate with our resident cat, but im worried sick and need some advice!!! Our cat, is usually outgoing and friendly with the family.