Uploaded by Gyula Olah on June 21, 2013 at 22:33
Today's episode is the second of a four part series on new cat adoption. Today we focus on introducing a new cat to an existing cat. Many times, cats end up ...
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Today’s episode is the second of a four part series on new cat adoption. Today we focus on introducing a new cat to an existing cat. Many times, cats end up …
hmm we just put the new cat on the couch, there was some hissing in the beginning but withing a few days they were friends, and the dog was really never a problem, she was just bigger, but wasn’t hissing or growling, or showed any signs of aggression, just curious and patient while the new one attacked from 4 angles every minute. guess we just had easy pets 🙂
Many cat rescues need foster homes for their cats. Maybe you could offer to foster, or foster to adopt, and go really, really slow and be very patient with the introductions. With patience your cat may be fine. But again, go very slow and if you see overly aggressive behavior, make some noise to break it up and get them separated as quickly as possible.
There are some cats who have a really difficult time being around other cats and they can be very aggressive. But if he was in a shelter where the cats roamed freely and he seemed okay, he may be okay with a friend. Can you get more specifics from the shelter? Even if he was aggressive in the shelter, it could be the fact that he was thrown into the situation without having a chance to acclimate. Unfortunately, there is no real way to know for sure without trying.
I have a 6 year old cat and we often consider getting him a friend. We got him from a shelter that’s actually a huge house with about 100 cats roaming around freely. They told me he has to be the only cat; he doesn’t get along with others. But I saw him getting along fine at that place! Should I listen to them, or can I consider getting another cat? Are there cats who definitely hate all other cats and can’t change? He does get upset when stray cats walk by the front of the house…
The fact that there is no yelping or screaming is a good sign. And I take it there has been no blood? They could be playing-sometimes kittens do play with their ears back and their back arched and they hop around. But sometimes the ears back and arched back can also be a sign of fear. It’s hard to be sure just from the description. Did you introduce them slowly? Do they show any affection towards each other? Do you have any video of this?
Hello! I just got an 8 week old Siamese male kitten (Mulder). I already have 1 year old male tabby (Rudy) and the introduction is confusing me! I cannot tell if they are playing or if my tabby wants to hurt the kitten! He will chase him, swat at him, and even tackle and try to bite, but the kitten hasn’t yelped as if he was is pain. Sometimes the kitten even puts his ears way back and arches his back and does these funny little dances in front of the Tabby. I just want the best for my boys!
Glad to be of help! Keep being patient, it’s worth it! Best of luck to you and your fur babies.
Thank you! This helped a lot. 🙂
Still in the process, but all is well so far.
How long ago did you introduce them and how much tension is there? There is almost always some tension for a while when cats meet. Even hissing is normal and can last a couple of months. It may take longer for them to actually like each other if the introduction was rushed, but if they are not being overtly aggressive (attacking and drawing blood), you’re probably okay just letting them sort things out without starting over.
what if I’m too late? i rushed for them to like each other, and now there is tension should i separate them ? and to those step ..?
The new cat is from a rescue but we’re pretty sure she’s a Maine Coon mix.
AW what breed is the ‘new cat’?
Thanks, this was really helpful. So glad we know how to do it right!
hottest cat lady evaar 😀
Well wish I would have seen this sooner.
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thumbs up if your coming from pvp so you can inform yourself about what Jesse was talking.
Haven”t we all been through this hell?!!! Funny that after all is said and done,one day you come home and walk in a room,and everyone is laying on the bed together!! They all look up at you and say :what was the big deal anyway?”
These are great idea. Especially scent swapping.
I wish I would of had the patience/knowledge to do this with our kitties but regardless they were pretty warm to each other from the beggining. They sleep in the same bed but I can’t help but wonder if this kind of introduction would of made they ever closer today. I guess it will have to be for next kitties.
Excellent video! My 11 week old kitten and 4 year old cat are still in the supervised play stage, as my 4 year old thinks that even tiny kittens want to wrestle to play!
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