I read a little about some other people with bullies, but I'm not 100% sure what is motivating my Isaac to bully Levi. I have 4 (all are fixed) cats in a 400 square foot appartment. I know it is not the ideal situation, but I love them all too much to give anyone up. I have a couple of cat trees, I've got cat beds on top of dressers, on top the refrigerator, and there is space on top the kitchen cabinets they love to sit. For the most part everone gets along, but sometimes Isaac gets in a mood. He always takes his mood out on Levi. The pecking order of the house is Jordan (5 years old), with Isaac (4) a close second, then Maggie (3) , and finally Levi (5) . Jordan, Isaac & Maggie will all cuddle together, but Levi prefers to be on his own. I've noticed that Isaac tends to bully Levi in the morning when they are waiting for me to feed them, or when I first come home at night. Levi has a couple notches out of his ears. I don't know who did it, but my guess would be Isaac. The bullying never lasts long, but his motivation seems to be differnt day to day. Sometimes it seems like redirected agression, sometimes it seems like jealousy over me, other times it seems like insecurity. I should add that Isaac has some left over suckling behaviors, and recently has started humping action while suckling. How do I go about figuring out why Isaac is such a bully to Levi? I can admit that I tend to baby Levi because he tends to want to be with me more than the other cats, but I never deny Isaac attention when he comes to me.
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9/16/08 at 5:42am