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Hi! I hope someone can help me with this. I have a 4year old female cat and an adopted 3month male kitten (he has been a month with us). Willow (4 year old) accepted voodoo right away, and sometimes she tries to give him a bath, like if she was her mother, but Voodoo doesn't let her, he starts hissing and trying to bite her. The rest of the time Voodoo acts like if Willow wasn't there, he shows no interest at all, even when Willow tries to play with him, is the same thing again.
I'm afraid this behaviour will upset Willow, she has started to behave angry towards me and yesterday she didn't ate until I gave her the food with my hand.
What can I do to encourage the new kitten to accept Willow? This is the first time this happens to me, usually is the other way around.
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How long have they been together?
They've been together for a month; I did the classic introduction "ritual" (keeping the kitten in a separate room at first, getting to meet slowly, rub a towel on one, and then on the other ...etc)
Whow, a month is a long enough period for their relationship to settle down... I still believe they'll become friends but I don't think there's much you can do to fasten it up. Maybe to devote Willow as much attention as before so that she doesn't feel neglected by both you and the new kitten (although I'm sure it was needless to mention this). Are you going to neuter Voodoo or is he already neutered? Perhaps he might change his attitude after that. Good luck and please keep us posted! Emotion: muscle
Thank you for the answer! they are both neutered...this is so strange, usually is the resident cat the one who doesn't accept the new cat... Voodo has actually started to walk away from the room if Willow enters... I've had a total of 10 cats over my life..and I've never seen something like this.
Hi I've been having a similar problem, our original kitten (9 months old) just wants to say hello, investigate and play with the new kitten (12 weeks) but the new one just growls at the older one and hisses if they get to near. I've googled and only ever get results on the opposite. Have their been any improvements with yours?
AnonymousHi I've been having a similar problem, our original kitten (9 months old) just wants to say hello, investigate and play with the new kitten (12 weeks) but the new one just growls at the older one and hisses if they get to near. I've googled and only ever get results on the opposite. Have their been any improvements with yours?
i'm sure they'll get along as long as you give them both your love and attention ^_^ when did you bring the new kitty? maybe he's just still stressed because of the trip and changed surroundings?
I have been having the same problem. We brought our female kitten home a few days ago and our young male cat seems to be curious, and doesn't make any sounds towards her. Her on the other hand, hisses and bats at him when he comes near her. I dont know what to do, I love them both so much!
I'm having the same problem with my kitten! Did they ever become friends? I need some hope!
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