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.
Get a carrier
Put the kittens in and then throw in the male cat.
Also, get second litter box and park it along side of the first, and make sure that everyone has their own food bowl for soft food for a while.
I’m not big on soft food, but for the short term let this be one of those things where the dry food is community, but everyone has their own bowl, in different locations in the kitchen at breakfast. They will eat separately, find their own spot for a bath and then sleep off breakfast.
BTW the old man will love the “high fat” dry kitten food for a while but don’t let him eat too much of it ;-)
They will settle it. I've done the same thing several times, including introducing catz to dogs and dogs to catz.
Unless someone is bleeding arterial blood, let them sort it out.
That is so not right. I love it.
Forwarding the photo to wife. Yer on yer own from there ;)
I've got a picture of my male cat sitting in the doorway of the kennel in front of the poor dog, who was peeking out of the kennel looking threatened.
Amen. When I brought in my last rescue kitten, the senior catz wouldn't let him through to the box. Or would trap him in the box and hammer him.
I put three of them throughout the house so the senior catz couldn't cover all of them.
We had a male Russian Blue who helped take care of a litter. He carried them around and bathed them like he knew they were his. He also trained himself to use the toilet, didn’t like the litter box. I had him for over 20 years.
By now Sweet Tea, my somewhat elderly cat, has trained three dogs, the first (now deceased), a 65 lb. Weimador, the second (still vibrantly alive) an 85 lb. Pitador, and now the 102 lb. Dane, Canute. Because of her legendary dog training talent, the 8 lb. Sweet Tea needs to have her name changed to Princess, as in Princess of Pain. Kitties who haven’t been declawed are extradorinary dog trainers, regardless of the size of their canine victims.
Declawing catz is evil.
Cats are much smarter than dogs, but they keep their knowledge to themselves. (She says while winking)
Put the kittens in a cat carrier with their own water and litter bos and let them get acquainted over a couple of days. The male will get upset at first but will get bored. When he’s good and bored, you should be able to turn the kittens loose. It worked for us for dogs as well as cats.
That really captures the existential ennui, the ethereal otherness.
Pretty much how my eldest cat acted when I started bringing home kittens.
We have a older male and I wanted some more because we have always had three. We got two kittens one male and one female and it was not long and the two male were cuddled up napping together.They chase each other and play and then the female got playing with them and they have a ball. They are all neutered and cuddle monsters. Great fun.
Of course 'she' still doesn't like it but she is only hostile if they're in the same room. Nah j/k. They sleep in the same bed (lots of distance between) and not too much hissing goes on. I swear though, if she had opposing thumbs, it would be a totally different story! :)
You learned to “sink or swim,” dintja?
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