The younger cat may be aggressive or playful or something else. He's very territorial, constantly rub-rub-rubbing on every little thing to get his scent there and claim it. So far things have been going reasonably well, but there is still a lot of hissing from the resident cat and some slapping. I've taken intros slow, kitten has her own room, did scent swapping etc. 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. 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. Plenty of reasons exist why the junior cat in your household chases the senior cat. Our feline friends are big fans of routine and predictability. I would say it’s about 75% ok and 25% not at this point. I think you should Keep a CLOSE eye on that older cat of yours and try to supervise their time together. Regardless, you'll have to teach the younger to stop chasing the older. Now he's small and fat. 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. Many cat owners do not realize their friendly, single adult cats may have trouble getting along with a new kitten. How can I tell if my resident cat is stressed by the new kitten? 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!!! Here at Kitten School, the happiest days are when my foster kitties get picked up to go off to their forever homes. Mariel10 PetForums Newbie. Hello everyone! Resident Cat & New Kitten - Issues. 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. That way, if the cats already know each other — or the kittens … We have an adult male cat (Leo age 6) and 1.5 weeks ago we brought home a new kitten (Pepper 8 weeks). I tried to adopt a cat once that turned out to be quit territorial. I'm doing short play/treat based meetings between them and they eat meals in the same room. 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? They are going to have to meet at one time or another. Introducing a new cat or kitten to your resident cat or dog can be quite nerve racking. 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. We have new kitten in the house. I have a resident cat (female, age 4) and we just got a new kitten (3 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. 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. 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. Welcome back to my channel, today is a video dedicated to my new kitty, Levi. As much as cats love ear scratches and catnip, that’s how much they can hate change. My resident cat (Female tabby)is now hiding, eating very little not meowing, and she sounds like she is always coughing (Hairball?) Putting your new kitten in a safe room will not make the process any easier. 3. Our cat, is usually outgoing and friendly with the family. 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. Hi All, Hoping for some advice/reassurance. My resident cat, 4 yo female, has had a hard time adjusting. ... 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. But many times, shelters and rescue groups recommend adopting PAIRS of kitties. Adoption. I've heard of older cat hissing at new kittens but not the other way around. Is this normal, or aggressive? We thought he was a kitten when we first found him because he was so small and skinny. she growls at us from time to time and she is not purring anymore. Resident cat just won't accept new kitten. 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. How To Introduce Your Resident Cat To A New Kitten. Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Mariel10, Jun 19, 2020. 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. As long as they aren't fighting I wouldn't worry. I wondered what I had done - he would run past the door where she was kept whereas he used to like that area, they … I understand your concern about Pumpkin though. Life blessed me this summer with a new stray kitten, who is now six or seven months old. 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. We tried our best … They are now coexisting with daily chasing. I have a 8 year old male cat and just adopted a 7 week old female kitten. Pesto (resident cat) has slept in my bed for the entire three years I have had her. After making sure the kitten was healthy and fixing her, we started the process of introducing her to my 4-year-old manx. Male cat wont stop stalking and chasing our new cat. Going to a new home is one of the most stressful and frightening experiences in a cat or kitten’s life. Your two haven't been together very long, give it some time. I brought an older cat into my home with my 1 1/2 year old and it took well over 6 months for them to get use to each other. Otherwise you'll have hair flying and kitty brawls around every corner. I rescued a kitten 2 weeks ago, she was abandoned by mum & she is only around 6 weeks old. All you can do is let them be and eventually your resident cat will come around and they will become buddies. I adopted a kitten about two months ago- he is almost six months old. Joined: Oct 7, 2016 Messages: 11 Likes Received: 21. 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. Bringing Home A New Cat or Kitten. Hi I hope someone can offer some advice. 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. My 4 year old cat has been doing somewhat good about the new kitten. by Amber King November 20, 2020. by Amber King 1521 views. 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. She first hissed, but later she wouldn’t and somewhat started to be curious about the new cat. 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