New cats repel old cats – what if old cats and new cats can’t get along

       My family also adopted a stray kitten under the current situation of my son. But there was a little bit better than you are – neither cat was sterilized. As soon as I entered the door, I didn’t let them meet and separated them in two rooms. Only let them get used to each other’s smell through the door. After two months, they were allowed to meet after the two cats had been sterilized. (at that time, both cats were calm, and everything happened.)

       Your cat’s behavior should be a pet attack. Now don’t let him meet with the kitten, and you can feed him some food he likes to eat, and properly comfort him. He will resist you now, but it will be much better after a long time. However, even if the two cats stay together, you must make the male cat feel that his status in the family is higher than that of the little female cat (some things even the broad-minded cat is more important, such as the one in my family) – that is, don’t be too intimate with the kitten in front of him, and let him eat the delicious food first, and let your family do the same. It may seem unfair to the other kitten, but there is no choice. After all, there is a first come, second served talk. (if the male cat doesn’t see it, you can love the kitten properly.)

       Two cats must be better than one, so they can play with each other and be company. As long as you get through it, you’ll know. In addition, female cats should also be sterilized. Usually, a male and a female with two sterilized cats will be the best partner, followed by two male cats who have been sterilized, and finally two female cats who have also been sterilized.

       PS my space has photos of two cats. If you are interested, you can have a look.

       ——————————————————–At most a week, if the situation of your big cat has not improved at all, it is suggested that the kittens should be sent away as soon as possible, because some cats are too angry to accommodate later ones.

       Pay attention to the jealousy of the cat’s predecessors. When you want to have another cat, you should pay attention to the relationship between the two cats. The cat looks calm on the surface, but it is actually very jealous. When it sees the owner doting on the new kitten, it will be jealous and deliberately attack the new pet. Most of the time, the new pet is kitten. The owner holds the kitten and says to the cat’s elder, “this is kitten. Take care of it more.” He thought it would be safe and sound, but in fact, the cat’s predecessors were already depressed. Cats are not gregarious and like to act alone. The arrival of the new kitten makes it feel that its sphere of influence has been violated, and then subconsciously resists, and some even run away from home.

       First of all, in order to avoid future disputes, the only way is to give face to senior cats. Think about ginger is still old and spicy, so you should imitate the cat’s voice to say hello to the cat’s elder, and then embrace it to show that you still love it. This is very important, so that the cat can be at ease. When cats meet, they can hold their ancestors. In addition, if you apply the urine of the elder cat to the squint bottom of the new kitten, it means that the elder cat has recognized this new partner, and the disputes will be reduced.

       ¡¤Before bringing a new cat into the house:

       Cats are animals with a strong sense of domain. Generally, new members are not welcome to enter the house. They should be given enough time to adapt. The adaptation period may vary from 4 weeks to 12 weeks due to the different personalities of cats and various environmental factors.

       The ideal new cat is younger than the old cat in age and body shape, opposite sex, before sexual maturity, or has been sterilized, and the character is similar to the old cat. However, in reality, such a combination is relatively small. We can estimate the length of adaptation period according to the following factors, so as to make full psychological preparation¡ª¡ª

       The origin of cats: stray cats are generally competitive, with strong territorial desire and the courage to defend themselves. Artificial feeding of large orphan cats is generally a little timid, in this case, it takes a long time to adapt.

       Body shape: a new cat with a smaller body is less threatening to the old cat. Hairy cats will look bigger than they really are, so don’t just look at the weight, look at the appearance.

       Age: a kitten born to 12 weeks lacks the ability to make a correct judgment and response to the environment. Such a kitten can’t be allowed to face another cat alone. It’s best to be around at all times. Kittens from 12 weeks to 6 months are full of energy and mischievous. For big cats, especially old cats, they are very annoying. Cats aged 6 months to 2 years old are still teenagers. Old cats should be sterilized and new cats should be sterilized as soon as possible. It’s hard to get along with two sexually mature, same-sex cats. A cat over 2 years old is fully grown up. The general character of a cat is fixed at this time. Two cats of this age group are more likely to adapt to each other when their reaction to the outside world (bravery or boldness, etc.) and vitality (sleeping all day or not quiet all the time) are similar. Cats over 8 years old are old. Whether he is a new cat or an old cat, he is more likely to be anxious and depressed in the process. Therefore, it is necessary to consider bringing a new cat into the house under such circumstances.

       Gender: cats that are not sexually mature are rarely considered a threat and are easily accepted. The sterilized cats are weaker in competitiveness, territorial desire and possessive desire, so they can get along with each other better. Most of the two sexually mature male cats will keep chasing, fighting, and urinating around.

       ¡¤Before bringing a new cat into the house:

       A place of isolation.

       New cats must be quarantined!

       The requirement for the isolated place is that the old cat can’t get in absolutely, which will affect the old cat’s original life style to the minimum extent. The isolation can be a room in the home (there must be a door that can be locked). If you don’t have a separate room, or if the old cat is used to sleeping with you in the bedroom, you can isolate it on a sealed balcony or bathroom (also with a door). If only the toilet is available and the old cat’s toilet is also in the toilet, you can move his toilet to a new location. If possible, do this preparation one or two weeks in advance. In short, the smaller the change in the old cat’s original lifestyle, the more conducive it will be for him to adapt to the arrival of the new cat. If all of the above conditions are not available (to be honest, if there is no second door besides the front door, there should be no more cat). A larger cage can be covered with cloth for isolation facilities, but it is better to know that the new cat does not have any diseases.

       For the requirements of the isolation area, the main thing is that there is no dangerous or harmful thing to the cat. The place is not required to be large, but smaller is easy to adapt to. The isolated place should have cat litter basin, a nest for cats to hide and rest (not too complicated), and water. Food is best sent in regularly by the host, eat out, do not always put in it. This will help the new cat quickly establish the relationship between the new owner and the food, as well as the corresponding trust and emotion. After all the preparation (material, psychological) is done, you can take the new cat home. But the process of adaptation is just beginning:

       Step 1: after taking the new cat home, put him directly in an isolated place. Don’t stay any longer, come out immediately and close the door.

       Then say hello to the old cat according to the original home procedure. Leave the bag or cage containing the new cat at home (not directly in front of the old cat) and watch the old cat react. Some cats will be nervous, ha, and even attack the cage (ready for a protracted war), some will howl, run away and run back (typical), and others will show curiosity and excitement (optimistic prospect). Keep an eye on the cage until the old cat has completely lost interest in the cage. To stay with the old cat for a while and not to see the new cat for a while, he needs some time to adapt to the environment in the isolation zone. After at least an hour, you can bring some food to see the new cat. If this is your first contact with the cat, don’t try to get close to him. Talk to him gently and wait for him to approach you. Don’t stay too long. 30 minutes to an hour is enough. In the future, you can see him several times a day, about an hour each time. If you touch a new cat, it’s better to wash your hands before approaching the old one. Even so, the old cat may still be confused by the strange smell on you, so ha you. Pay attention to how much time the cat spends outside the door sniffing or sitting outside. Only when the old cat is not hostile to the cage where the new cat is put, the smell of the new cat on you, or the door of the quarantine area, can you enter the second step.

       In this step, it should be noted that the old cat must be better. Play with him more, talk with him, feed him some delicious food by hand, spoil him, and make him feel that his status at home and in your heart is not threatened.

       In the first step, some changes can be made. After the new cat is familiar with the isolation area and has established basic trust in people, he can be released out for a short period of time every day to familiarize him with the environment of other places in the family. At this time, it is necessary to isolate the old cat. It is better not to isolate the new cat, but to have someone accompany him to avoid being too nervous. Then the new cat is sent back to the quarantine room, and the old cat is released to observe his behavior.

       Step 2: restrictive contact.

       Limit contact between new and old cats. They can see each other through the glass door, but they can’t touch each other, or they can open a small crack in the door of the isolation area, so that they can touch their noses and wave their claws, but they can’t touch each other greatly. If there is no one at home during the day, make sure that all the settings are able to achieve the purpose of restrictive contact before going out, but none of them can break through the barriers. If there is enough space for the cat’s paws to stretch under the door of the quarantine area, then one or two steps are actually carried out at the same time.

       During the above period, the cat must say hello to the old cat first. New cats will understand that.

       When the new cat and the old cat are calm in this situation and rarely HA or roar at each other, the third step can be taken.

       Step 3: full contact.

       Open the door of the quarantine area and let the old and new cats meet. Don’t introduce it deliberately. Open the door when the old cat is not near the quarantine area. Let them “inadvertently” meet each other instead of “meet formally.”. Watch their reactions closely. They may still be chasing each other, but as long as there is no fierce fighting, continue to observe. When fighting, you can say “no fighting” or spray water to separate them. Don’t use your hands to separate the fighting cat. It’s easy to hurt people. In addition, when cats fight, it always sounds worse than the actual situation, so don’t worry too much. Trim your cat’s nails regularly to reduce the damage. If the fight is very fierce or if we fight again soon after separation, we should go back to the second step for a period of time, and then go to the third step.

       It is suggested that in this step, under the supervision of someone, we should first contact once a day for a short period of time, gradually for many times, for a short time, then for a long time, and finally for the whole day. The first full day contact is best selected at the weekend, which is convenient for the host to observe and necessary intervention. Leave them at home all day long until you are confident that they will live in peace.

       In short, introducing new cats to old cats should be a gradual process, which requires patience. It is better to be cautious than to be eager for success. Separate bowls and water bowls are necessary, and separate litter basins may also be necessary. In addition, pay attention to observe whether the cat has symptoms of mental stress, such as eating fast and vomiting, over grooming and overeating. Pulling urine everywhere at home, abnormal call, often hiding is also a sign of tension.

       Generally speaking, after such a process (kittens may only take a few days, adult cats may take as long as a month), most cats can at least get along with each other. As for whether they can become good friends, it depends on their fate.

       If you want to keep two at the same time, the following methods can be tried: each cat has its own food basin, water basin, toilet, their territorial consciousness is very strong;

       In the case of male cats, sterilization will reduce the aggressiveness of the owners and children;

       Spend more time to soothe the masters, such as scratching, brushing hair, etc., to calm their uneasy mood;

       If things get better, sprinkle cat mint on the cat scratch board and let them play together to enhance their feelings.

       I believe everything will be OK. I raised two at the same time. Now the two get along well~

       The cat environment is very sensitive. The new cat is in a new environment and is caged again. I’m afraid of shouting. Cats don’t like being caged. You can tie the cat up with a rope. The two cats have a chance to get in touch with each other and adapt quickly.

       Old cats are a little nervous when they see new ones. My cat, who has never been a human, will also kill him when he sees a new one. I went to touch him.

       There is no practical experience of cat owners in books.

       Let me show you how well my two cats are getting along.

       This is OK.. I have a dog like this. Cats with you for a long time must have feelings. Just like people, they are also angry and jealous. Let two seconds get along with each other, run in and run in, and you should be better with the old cat. At the same time, be nice to the new cat [so that the old cat does not bully the new cat] and then, if the relationship between the two cats is not very good, don’t lock them together rigidly, that will lead to a fight,,,

       Pay attention to the jealousy of the cat’s predecessors. If you want to have another cat, you should pay attention to the relationship between the two cats. The cat looks calm on the surface, but it is actually very jealous. When it sees the owner doting on the new kitten, it will be jealous and deliberately attack the new pet. Most of the time, the new pet is kitten. The owner holds the kitten and says to the cat’s elder, “this is kitten. Take care of it more.” He thought that he would be safe, but in fact, the cat’s predecessors were already depressed. Cats are not gregarious and like to act alone. The arrival of the new kitten makes it feel that its sphere of influence has been violated, and will subconsciously resist, and some even run away from home.

       First of all, in order to avoid future disputes, the only way is to give face to senior cats. Think about ginger is still old and spicy, so you should imitate the cat’s voice to say hello to the cat’s elder, and then embrace it to show that you still love it. This is very important, so that the cat can be at ease. When cats meet, they can hold their ancestors. In addition, if you apply the urine of the elder cat to the squint bottom of the new kitten, it means that the elder cat has recognized this new partner, and the disputes will be reduced.

       ¡¤Before bringing a new cat into the house:

       Cats are animals with a strong sense of domain. Generally, new members are not welcome to enter the house. They should be given enough time to adapt. The adaptation period may vary from 4 weeks to 12 weeks due to the different personalities of cats and various environmental factors.

       The ideal new cat is younger in age and body than the old cat, opposite sex, not sexually mature, or has been sterilized, and the character is similar to the old cat. However, in reality, such a combination is relatively small, we can estimate the length of adaptation period according to the following factors, and make adequate psychological preparation¡ª¡ª

       The origin of cats: stray cats are generally competitive, with strong territorial desire and the courage to defend themselves. Artificial feeding of large orphan cats is generally a little timid, in this case, it takes a long time to adapt.

       Body shape: a new cat with a smaller body is less threatening to the old cat. Hairy cats will look bigger than they really are, so don’t just look at the weight, look at the appearance.

       Age: a kitten born to 12 weeks lacks the ability to make a correct judgment and response to the environment. Such a kitten can’t be allowed to face another cat alone. It’s best to be around at all times. Kittens from 12 weeks to 6 months are full of energy and mischievous. For big cats, especially old cats, they are very annoying. Cats aged 6 months to 2 years old are still teenagers. Old cats should be sterilized and new cats should be sterilized as soon as possible. It’s hard to get along with two sexually mature, same-sex cats. A cat over 2 years old is fully grown up. The general character of a cat has been shaped at this time. Two cats of this age group are more likely to adapt to each other when their reaction to the outside world (timidity or boldness, etc.) and vitality (sleeping all day or not quiet all the time) are similar. Cats over 8 years old are old. Whether he is a new cat or an old cat, he is more likely to be anxious and depressed in the process. Therefore, it is necessary to consider bringing a new cat into the house under such circumstances.

       Gender: cats that are not sexually mature are rarely considered a threat and are easily accepted. The sterilized cats are weaker in competitiveness, territorial desire and possessive desire, so they can get along with each other better. Most of the two sexually mature male cats will keep chasing, fighting, and urinating around.

       ¡¤Before bringing a new cat into the house:

       A place of isolation.

       New cats must be quarantined!

       The requirement for the isolated place is that the old cat can’t get in absolutely, which will affect the old cat’s original life style to the minimum extent. The isolation can be a room in the home (there must be a door that can be locked). If you don’t have a separate room, or if the old cat is used to sleeping with you in the bedroom, you can isolate it on a sealed balcony or bathroom (also with a door). If only the toilet is available and the old cat’s toilet is also in the toilet, you can move his toilet to a new location. If possible, do this preparation one or two weeks in advance. In short, the smaller the change in the old cat’s original lifestyle, the more conducive it will be for him to adapt to the arrival of the new cat. If all of the above conditions are not available (to be honest, if there is no second door besides the front door, there should be no more cat). A larger cage can be covered with cloth for isolation facilities, but it is better to know that the new cat does not have any diseases.

       For the requirements of the isolation area, the main thing is that there is no dangerous or harmful thing to the cat. The place is not required to be large, but smaller is easy to adapt to. The isolated place should have cat litter basin, a nest for cats to hide and rest (not too complicated), and water. Food is best sent in regularly by the host, eat out, do not always put in it. This will help the new cat to establish the relationship between the new owner and the food, as well as the corresponding trust and emotion. After all the preparation (material, psychological) is done, you can take the new cat home. But the process of adaptation is just beginning:

       Step 1: after taking the new cat home, put him directly in an isolated place. Don’t stay any longer, come out immediately and close the door.

       Then say hello to the old cat according to the original home procedure. Leave the bag or cage containing the new cat at home (not directly in front of the old cat) and observe the old cat’s reaction. Some cats will be nervous, ha, and even attack the cage (ready for a protracted war), some will howl, run away and run back (typical), and others will show curiosity and excitement (optimistic prospect). Keep an eye on the cage until the old cat has completely lost interest in the cage. To stay with the old cat for a while and not to see the new cat for a while, he needs some time to adapt to the environment in the isolation zone. After at least an hour, you can bring some food to see the new cat. If this is your first contact with the cat, don’t try to get close to him. Gently talk to him and wait for him to approach you. Don’t stay too long. 30 minutes to an hour is enough. In the future, you can see him several times a day, about an hour each time. If you touch a new cat, it’s better to wash your hands before approaching the old one. Even so, the old cat may still be confused by the strange smell on you, so ha you. Pay attention to how much time the cat spends outside the door sniffing or sitting outside. Only when the old cat is not hostile to the cage where the new cat is put, the smell of the new cat on you, or the door of the quarantine area, can you enter the second step.

       In this step, it should be noted that the old cat must be better. Play with him more, talk with him, kiss him some delicious food, spoil him, and make him feel that his position at home and in your heart is not threatened.

       In the first step, after the new cat is familiar with the quarantine area and has established basic trust in people, he can be released out for a short period of time every day to familiarize him with the environment of other places in the area. At this time, it is necessary to isolate the old cat. It is better not to isolate the new cat, but to have someone to accompany him, so as not to be too nervous. Then the new cat is sent back to the quarantine room, and the old cat is released to observe his behavior.

       Step 2: restrictive contact.

       Limit contact between new and old cats. They can see each other through the glass door, but they can’t touch each other, or they can open a small crack in the door of the isolation area, so that they can touch their noses and wave their claws, but they can’t touch each other greatly. If there is no one at home during the day, make sure that all the settings can achieve the purpose of limiting contact before going out, but there will not be any way to break through the barriers. If there is enough space for the cat’s paws to stretch under the door of the quarantine area, then one or two steps are actually carried out at the same time.

       During the above period, the cat must say hello to the old cat first. New cats will understand that.

       When the new cat and the old cat are calm in this situation and rarely HA or roar at each other, the third step can be taken.

       The third step is full contact.

       Open the door of the quarantine area and let the old and new cats meet. Don’t introduce it deliberately. Open the door when the old cat is not near the quarantine area. Let them “inadvertently” meet each other instead of “meet formally.”. Watch their reactions closely. They may still be chasing each other, but as long as there is no fierce fighting, continue to observe. When fighting, you can say “no fighting” or spray water to separate them. Don’t use your hands to separate the fighting cat. It’s easy to hurt people. In addition, when cats fight, it always sounds worse than the actual situation, so don’t worry too much. Trim your cat’s nails regularly to reduce the damage. If the fight is very fierce, or if we fight again soon after separation, we should go back to the second step for a period of time, and then go to the third step.

       It is suggested that in this step, under the supervision of someone, we should first contact once a day for a short period of time, gradually for many times, for a short time, then for a long time, and finally for the whole day. The first full day contact is best selected at the weekend, which is convenient for the host to observe and necessary intervention. Leave them at home all day long until you are confident that they will live in peace.

       In short, introducing new cats to old cats should be a gradual process, which requires patience. It is better to be cautious than to be eager for success. Separate bowls and water bowls are necessary, and separate litter basins may also be necessary. In addition, pay attention to observe whether the cat has symptoms of mental stress, such as eating fast and then vomiting, over combing themselves, and overeating are all signs of unhappiness. Pulling urine everywhere at home, abnormal call, often hiding is also a sign of tension.

       Generally speaking, after such a process (kittens may only take a few days, adult cats may take as long as a month), most cats can at least get along with each other. As for whether they can become good friends, it depends on their fate.

       My two cats are basically the same as yours. They were still fighting each other last night, and their hair was torn off a lot. As a host, when they fight, you must persuade them in time, but you can never use violence to beat them, because doing so will only backfire (I read about it in cat fan magazine). You can only shout at them twice and tell them that it is wrong to fight. When two cats get along with each other for a long time, they will naturally become friendly, at least my two little guys are like this.

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