I rescued an about 5 month old cat last year, she's never been overly friendly with us or our...
kids. We care for her and have treated her with respect, giving her her space and she's been fine. Just recently we got a kitten because our children are younger and want a pet they can actually handle. My older cat hissing at the new kitten was expected, the hissing at us was not. Not only does she hiss at us when we come near, she runs away and won't let us hold her. Is there anything we can do? Will she go back to normal?
I had my sons cat, then he took him back home and I got my own. About 5 months later he had to leave town, and we took his cat in again, and we had this exact problem. It is a territorial thing.
It took ours about 3 or 4 months before they would exist in the same room with one another. Sometimes putting the newcommer into a kitty crate and leaving them in a room together helps./ That way they cannot hurt one another but still get to know each other.
Try not to favor either one, for jealousy is a big problem. For some reason my older boy cat hissed and growled a lot, and when I scolded him he did it more, but if i pet him and told him he was a good cat, he stopped immediately.
I would not worry too much, but if things do get rough and they fight, sometimes a squirter bottle with water in it will stop that but dont do it very much. Dont feed them close together, but in time move their dishes closer a bit each day.; You cannot force them to be friends but usually the younger cat will pursue the friendship. Cats make a lot of noise getting aquainted, so dont let the hissing and growling bug you too much. Sounds like the first cat just needs to be reassured and give her time.
We had this issue when we babysat (catsat?) a cat. Our own cats got very scared, so scared that they hissed at us too because they were upset. I don't know if cats every get out of that because we've never had other cats around ours for more than a few weeks. In that time, the cats never got along and we had to keep them separate. I don't think it's fair to get a new cat without seeing if it gets along with your existing cats. I know some people who get rid of the old one when it doesn't get along with the new one, and I just think that's the worst. I don't like adding stress unnecessarily to a cat's life.
by chchwh5 9 years ago
I just got an 18 month old female min pin,and her last owner said that she just weaned her pups...from her about 6 weeks ago, but now she has a bloody discharge and is showing flagging signs to my 8 month old male chihuahua, what does this mean? And if they are mating can she get pregnant now?
by VicIII 6 years ago
just bought a 7 month old dog and she will not let anyone near her without growling and showning her7month old puppy very agressive, growling and showing teeth
by ChassyCrunkCakes 8 years ago
How do I potty train a 5 month old puppy?she is a 5 month old shih-tzu (if i spelled that right)
by Dreamer08 5 years ago
What's the best way to teach a month old baby the difference between day and night?
by kellysco2001 9 years ago
I have a 3 months old and a month old baby bunny. They are eating like crazy. How much and how...often do they need feeding. When do you feed them fresh greens or carrots etc.
by biancaalice 7 years ago
How do you deal with your 11-month old baby being sedated to get an MRI?I went to the doctor's today for my 11-month old son's shots and check up. She said at first that everything looks good until she measured his head and seemed concerned. She said that his head was too big for his age and his...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|