View Full Version : Monty's Mean!
29-11-06, 09:33 PM
:) just under 2 months ago we got a charming lil kitten called rascal who joined our 2 catss. sadly tiger immdetailtey disliked him but he never comes in and when he his he keeps out of everyones way, though he can be a little sweetie when he wants to be! Anyway, monty who is 2 sleeps with rascal and they play, but since rascal arrived Monty has been moody. He doesn't like to come in, he hates being fussed and hes just not the same cat we use to have. He hisses at rascal yet, he plays with him and they really seem bonded. it's annoying me, i miss my old cat :'(
monty (black) tiger (brown)
monty and rascal eating dinner together
rascal and monty happily sleeping together
rascal on his old chair
30-11-06, 03:27 PM
Cats are very rarely happy about new arrivals. They like their own space.
01-12-06, 02:56 PM
Totally agree with Debbie. 2 cats here, mine and my mums don't really get on and stay out of each others' way
01-12-06, 04:56 PM
I agree with the other 2 posts, cats are territorial by nature and a new arrival is rarely warmly welcomed ::)
You have only had the kitten 2 months so it is still very early days in cat terms. Allow your 2 older cats to come around in their own time and maybe consider creating an area for them where they can get some peace and quiet from the kitten, if they wish.
It sounds as though they are feeling a little stressed so try and appreciate why they are behaving in this way. Monty isn't being mean...he's just behaving as most cats would do in his situation ;)
Good luck and I hope all settles down soon :)
We took in a stray cat last xmas, he only stayed for 2 months before going off again. But my cat who is now 18 yrs old started weeing all over the house and wasnt happy at all with another cat comng into the house.
01-12-06, 05:16 PM
I think adult cats can find it particularily upsetting when a kitten comes into the household as kittens have yet to learn 'the rules' of being a cat.
I foster cats and my own cat Worm, is usually fine with them, but she took a real dislike to the tiny kitten I had. I think it was because the kitten constantly wanted to play and would jump on Worm trying to get her to join in. Other adult cats I've had understand not to do this (The cats live im my spare room and only tend to come out occassionally to cause the least disruption to Worm.)
I think its a good idea to have an area where only the older cats are allowed to go. Also make sure you pay lots of attention still to the old ones, as they have expectations of you which the kitten hasnt yet. You could also take the kitten away and play with her seperately so she burns off a bit of her energy.
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