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Is Severino being mean to Lucia??

post #1 of 15
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I just wanted to run this by you all...We got a new kitten recently and Sev(4 years old) and her are non-stop play fighting I think He gets her down and bites at her just like he play fights with Joey(Joey weighs 15 lbs). She does not seem bothered by it and always goes back for more and I am most likely being paranoid, but she's only 4 lbs and Sev is 13 lbs He makes this mrrrrppppp noise at her when they are fighting He is a very sweet boy, maybe he hates her
post #2 of 15
Sounds to me as if they're playing - just keep an eye on them to make sure the weight difference isn't causing any problems and intervene if the kitten has had enough and wants a break.

Radar and Sonic go at it constantly, and Radar makes the pigeon noises at Sonic. They are both as bad as each other. I was a bit concerned when Sonic was only 3lb and would break it up if it got too rough for him and he was tired of it, but now he is getting bigger he can definitely give as good as he gets! It is cute when Radar pins Sonic to the floor and licks his head, Sonic hates it
post #3 of 15
I wouldn't worry, it sounds like a combo of asserting dominance and playing. If Lucia keeps going back for more I'm sure she's not getting hurt too bad what'll Sev do when Lucia can kick his butt???
post #4 of 15
If neither of the cats is hissing or growling during these play fighting sessions then I think they are just playing. Tegato my 12 year old adult cat does the same thing with my 5 month old kitten Starbuck. Starbuck usually will start hissing if the playing gets to rough. Tegato usually stops when she does this and if not then I separate them for a little while to calm things down.

Perhaps someone who has a little more experience with this could offer more information though.
post #5 of 15
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Thank you all ...I'm a little stressed out this week My DH says they are just playing, but I am nervous, I don't want anyone hurt or for Lucia to be afraid or scared in her new home. I'm sure I'm being overprotective of Lucia but also my Sev has a heart of GOLD and I can't imagine him hurting anyone

Katie I'm cracking up about Lucia kicking Sev's butt...I'm sure it won't be long, she will be pinning him to the ground like Radar does to Sonic
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by Bella713 View Post
Thank you all ...I'm a little stressed out this week My DH says they are just playing, but I am nervous, I don't want anyone hurt or for Lucia to be afraid or scared in her new home. I'm sure I'm being overprotective of Lucia but also my Sev has a heart of GOLD and I can't imagine him hurting anyone

Katie I'm cracking up about Lucia kicking Sev's butt...I'm sure it won't be long, she will be pinning him to the ground like Radar does to Sonic
Girl Power!!! Seriously though, I know how you feel with the stressed out thing, when I first got Posey and Hades I thought I was gonna rip my hair out, but then again, Posey really WAS trying to kill Hades being woken up in the middle of the night to alley cat howls and screams is not a happy thing I think I was more freaked out by the whole thing than my other cats were but now they can co-exist in relative peace, it only took a couple months, so if Lucia and Sev are basically playing, no death threats involved, they should be cuddle buddies in no time!
post #7 of 15
It sounds to me like they are just playing like cats do. Try not to worry too much. Lucia is one tough cookie....she can take care of "mean ol' Sev"!
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Bella713 View Post
Thank you all ...I'm a little stressed out this week My DH says they are just playing, but I am nervous, I don't want anyone hurt or for Lucia to be afraid or scared in her new home. I'm sure I'm being overprotective of Lucia but also my Sev has a heart of GOLD and I can't imagine him hurting anyone

Katie I'm cracking up about Lucia kicking Sev's butt...I'm sure it won't be long, she will be pinning him to the ground like Radar does to Sonic
I agree, they are just playing, especially if there is a mmmrrrrrrr sound rather than hissing and growling - and if Lucia is dominant enough, you WILL laugh when she grows up and kicks his butt, just the way I did when 8 pound Ginger got the best of 11 pound Ferris recently!
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thank you all so much...I know I am just an overprotective mother and now I feel bad thinking Sev is mean, I adore him so much I have never heard him hiss or growl at anyone or anything, I am a horrible mother
post #10 of 15
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I am a horrible mother
How are you a horrible mother? You are anything but. Worry is what a mother does best, after all!!
post #11 of 15
Helen your anything but a horrible mum Trust me Sev is loving his new playmate, and so is Lucia, especially when she's going back for more because Sophie used to do that with Rosie.

Those noises Sev's making really sound like a trill noise which is a form of greeting
post #12 of 15
aww heck, how can you ever think you are a bad mom

things are going fine between them, maybe Sev is also missing his little playfights with Joey but from what you describe, it does sound like good old play-fighting.

Great training for the little one
post #13 of 15
oh no!! you are totally not a horrible mother! you are a GREAT Meowmy!! like Natalie said, worrying is what Mommy or Meowmy's do best You just are making sure the "little guy" is ok, its only natural
post #14 of 15
One of these days, when Sev least expects it, a ball of tabby fluff will sideswipe him and part his hair a new way...
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One of these days, when Sev least expects it, a ball of tabby fluff will sideswipe him and part his hair a new way...
Jan...thanks for the laugh
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