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posted 11-05-2003 08:00 AM           Edit/Delete Message
I have just adopted a 4 month old male kitten. I then adopting an 8 week old
kitten a few days later, thinking two cats would be better for
companionship. I separated the for 24 hours but the older kitten is
continuing to hiss, paw at the younger kitten. There are no very hostile fur
flying fights but I would like them both to be comfortable. I have seen all
teh advice on "Introducing Kittens" to each other and realise I have
introduced to soon. Do I go right back to basics or is it too late o start
again. Any Advice would be most appreciated.

Hayley M. - UK

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posted 11-05-2003 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for beepbeep     Edit/Delete Message
Its not to late. Just start over. Sometimes it just takes a bit longer for cats to adjust to new cats if they are also in a new home. Dont get worried, just give them time to accept the fact they are both cats and they could have some fun together
I hope they adjust, please keep us posted on them. Good luck.


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posted 11-05-2003 10:28 AM           Edit/Delete Message
Seperate the kitties into two seperate rooms. Take 2 towels and rub one each on both cats faces to attract their scent glands to the towel. Place the opposite towels under each kitties food bowl so they associate the smells of the other kitty with something positive such as eating. Keep them seperated for about a week and then swich their rooms. Leaving the other cats belongings in each room. Keep them seperated in each others areas for another week. Then take them to a neutral area and introduce them to each other. For each positive interaction praise and give treats. If there is a negative outcome try again. They will get it I promise

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posted 11-05-2003 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jamiya     Edit/Delete Message
I didn't know any of that when I got my second cat. She was a kitten and the older cat was about 5 months old. Several days went by with the older one hissing at the little one. We just watched to make sure she didn't get hurt. Within a week they were best buddies and still are, 13 years later.


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posted 11-05-2003 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MaydaysMom     Edit/Delete Message
Yeah some cats are easier to adjust then others. I do alot of cat rescues and this works for most of the extreme cat clashes we get calls on.

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posted 11-05-2003 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CatGuy     Edit/Delete Message
That sounds like great advice!

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posted 11-06-2003 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CatLady     Edit/Delete Message
I had one kitten and a week later got 2 more, and she hissed at them. She hated them, and was soo mad that they were there too. It took a good few weeks, but now they are the bestest of friends. It will be ok!! Just give it time!!

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