Skip to comments.Question for Cat Lovers
Posted on 04/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT by carton253
Just need some advice on how best to introduce two kittens to a 9 year old male cat.
Boil 50 min. Let cool.
No, he is neutered.
That is exactly the advice I was going to give. I wish I had done this years ago when I introduced a 2nd cat to my male cat. We had feline war in my home for 3 months.
Thank you for your help. I think I will give Smeagol the run of the bedroom (where he spends much of his time anywhere) and the bathroom (his version of Disneyland) and let the kittens have the rest of the house.
My Question for Cat Lovers is why my co-worker’s cat climbed the tree during the day on Friday and still remains there today despite their best efforts to coax it down. These efforts included risking breaking their bones, or worse, atop a 25 foot ladder, etc. No food, no water, high winds, rain and quite cold temperatures didn’t induce the cat to come down. And it’s a grown cat, not a kitten.
This reinforces my observations that cats, while they certainly may be cute, lovable and interesting at times, are dumb as a box of rocks.
If ya like or love cats, fine. I have nothing in particular against them. I have lived with several but I prefer dogs whose affections are demonstrative and unfailing and they are smart enough to come in out of the rain.
If you leave them alone they will be fine. The key point here is not to let the older one feel foresaken for the newbies.
Pay the old man special attention while the newbies and he get acclimated to each other. Cosmic Catnip is the perfect treat for him as the kittens have not developed and affinity for catnip yet.
They will never be perfect pals but things will work out just fine if he doesn’t feel his “position” with you has been compromised by the kittens.
It’s obvious that the 9 year old male tom behaved stupidly. I’d suggest a catnip summit at the Whitehouse.
Thank you for sharing your preference. LOL!
After my little kitty, Kelsey, died I wanted to give her brother, Bailey, a companion. I brought home Gracie and she kept going up to Bailey, he would hiss, she would retreat, then start all over again. this kept going on all day then that night she was curled up next to him and both were sleeping soundly. Bailey tolerated her for some time but now they are as close as ever. Bailey is 17 and when he dies, I don’t know what I’ll do cuz Gracie is the meanest ketteh I know! Now, introducing my puppies to my kitties was an experience I NEVER want to go through ever again!
I have been making sure that Smeagol gets first attention. Food, hellos and making special trips into the bedroom to spend time with him.
Good luck! Just remember, cats are TRUE creatures of habit. They don’t like change, but can be coaxed into it.
Don’t know how to advise. We just got a new baby kitteh, and he’s earned his first nickname. Chupacabra. Our Queen, Little Girl, has been the boss, and she no likee Chupacabra. He’s a tiger cat.
That’s what happened with Mr. Boots and Scout. There was a heated confrontation, then they were inseparable.
You can expect the old cat to bring up the kittens signup date as proof of the little ones’ inferiority whenever some issue between them arises.
That’s just funny.
You are SUCH a nOOb! Hey, today's my 14th Anniversary on FR! Hah!
The funniest moment was the introduction. Canute, the puppy, was sitting on my bed when kitty entered the room. She looked at him with a huge double take and I could just see her thinking, “O, heavens, another one to train.” Canute, who’d never seen a cat in his sheltered life, looked askance at this strange, slightly menacing furry thing, and let out a puppy growl followed by a puppy woof. Now, a bit more than a year later, Canute, weighing about 102 lb., is fascinated by her but knows well enough ot to get too close to kitty, who only weighs about eight lb.
Maybe you buy a dog.
Have your time with the old man, and he will be OK with almost anything. Remember, the kittens are just another dominion of his. You are the one constant that needs to reassure him that he has not been supplanted by interlopers.
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