How do I introduce my new cat to the old one?
The old cat (6 years) keeps growling at the baby. I got her to play with the other one so what cvan I do to get them to like each other?
You just have to let them get to know each other in their own time. You can't force them. The older cat will resent another invading her territory at first. It may take a few days but they should eventually accept each other.
Vince.....Cats, by nature, are solitary creatures. The ideal way for multiple cats to live together and get along is to bring them home and raise them together, from the start. Even then because each & every cat has their own individual, unique "personality," some cats simply never get along but merely "tolerate" one another......(SNOBS that felines are!) LOL
However, cat lovers do tend to want to add to their family of felines as time goes by. I just recently became tempted to stop by the Kitty rescue to see what they had. Then I thought about my 4 yr. old "Tommy" and his current demeanor and thought better of it. He is spoiled, bossy and very set in his ways. Also, at the moment he's adjusting to me being back home after being away for a while. He's been overly affectionate & won't share me with anything or anyone. Knowing him as I do, he'll get over it and be back to his aloof nature soon. In the meantime, I'm at his request of course!
I would tend to agree with Jodah. I think you can expect that eventually your 6 yr. old will at least stop growling at the baby after realizing it's there to stay. Don't frustrate yourself or the cats by thinking you can force them to get along. These are cats we're talking about~~not dogs. Cats tell US what's what. You must know this. LOL Good luck!
The baby was to keep the older one company because I am out most of the day, now I have to work and I am afraid to leave them alone together.
if your older cat has never shown signs of nastiness or mistreating another cat, I don't think U need to worry. But if U want to be safe... Set up the baby in her own room w/ food, water & litter box & close the door. At least 4 a while.
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