I have 2 female calicos that I adopted a few years apart. I do not know their age. I had Tabitha before I adopted Chloe. When Chloe came home with me they got along well. They would wrestle. Lately, it's been a while now, Chloe hisses whenever Tabitha walks by. I can't tell if this is typical cat behavior. They don't get into fights when I'm home but I cannot be sure what they do when I'm not home. Once in a while I'll find that someone ( my guess is Chloe) has pooped somewhere outside the box. Also, they are not always keen on using the scratching posts that I have for them (3-2 are sissel and 1 carpet). Sometimes I will catch Tabitha scratching at the wooden cabinet door leaving shredded wood in her path. OUCH!! Tabitha is extremely vocal at night. Usually she does this when she's getting ready to use the box but then she does it a lot at night when she's not using the box. They both have a bad habit of scratching a lot. Sometimes the excessive scratching and clawing at their ears (especially Tabitha) wakes me up at night. I've taken them both to the vet to check for ear mites and fleas and both came home with a clean bill of health in that regard. Any feedback to this behavior would be helpful. Also, Chloe is very touchy doesn't like to be held or petted. She doesn't mind scratching around the head and she will head butt when she wants attention or she will come around my ankles when she's hungry but mostly she skulks around as though in fear. I would hate to think that she behaves this way because Tabitha intimidates her but what else am I to think? I appreciate any thoughts anyone can provide. Thank You.
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12/20/07 at 4:32pm