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May 16, 2019
New Cat Problems
by: Lynn

This is something I have had to deal with ever since I got my first Siamese and feel in love with cats.

I have always had a multicat home. So there are times when bringing home a new cat will cause complete and total chaos in the house. It's best to separate them for a while and let them slowly get used to each other, especially being able to smell the other cat before seeing it.

Sometimes that can be easy or hard depending on your house. Sometimes separating for a few days is about the only thing you can do when you have a small house like mine. It takes time and patience. Slowly they will adapt, for some, it can take days, others more like weeks, but day by day it seems to get better.

They may not like each other, but eventually they learn to co-exist.

Dec 28, 2012
just give them a little time
by: Lin

Give them time. Your shy cat will come around and they will end up good friends. When my very shy female cat was one years old. I bought a male kitten. She was really angry with me and the kitten for a few weeks. Hissing hiding and growling. Now they are best freinds.
As long as they are not fighting with each other I would just let them get on with it. She will come out from under the bed in a few days. Just make sure you give her lots of love and maybe a few treats so she knows she is your number one.
I think cats are always happier in pairs. She will love her new playmate in time.

Dec 27, 2012
Cat introductions
by: Jen

It takes time for cats and kittens to get acquainted. If you can put the 8 month old in a separate room or pet cage. Let your female cat get used to his scent first before putting them together.

Cats are very territorial and your female probably feels threatened by her new "brother."

If you can put the female on things the male used so that she can get used to his smell and do the same thing for him. Cats learn about one another through their sense of smell.

Good luck and be patient!

Jen

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