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post #1 of 7
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I could really use some advice here.

This is Waffle's second year living in this same apartment. Last year there was a dog here (she doesn't mind dogs) and another cat (who she wasn't very fond of). This year I got a new roommate (in August) and she brought her kitten Coco. Coco is now one year old and can be way too aggressive with Waffle. There are times when he will stalk her and jump on top of her or even on her head and start trying to wrestle with her. Sometimes it's not so bad and he'll leave her alone (she hates when he does this and cries very loudly) once we yell at him, but sometimes he just WON'T STOP! He'll follow her everywhere and just get more and more aggressive! It's really frustrating and makes me very annoyed with him. I thought that once he was no longer a kitten it might stop, but it hasn't. Both cats are fixed, Waffle is a girl and Coco is a boy. Coco is generally a lot crazier than Waffle. What can I do to get him to stop this? It really bothers me when he does it, I hate hearing Waffle cry out like she does and seeing her try to run away!

Any advice or ideas as to why he does this?!?!
post #2 of 7
Sophie torments Rosie like that and i only intervene with "Hey hey, thats enough!" if i hear one of them give a muffled cry and it's normally coming from Rosie because Sophies always jumping on her back

Saying that though they act like this when their playing with each other and they can both get a bit carried away with their teeth by giving the odd bite?!.

Theres never been any scratch marks or blood on either of them so i'm not really worried.
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Sophie torments Rosie like that and i only intervene with "Hey hey, thats enough!" if i hear one of them give a muffled cry and it's normally coming from Rosie because Sophies always jumping on her back

Saying that though they act like this when their playing with each other and they can both get a bit carried away with their teeth by giving the odd bite?!.

Theres never been any scratch marks or blood on either of them so i'm not really worried.
There's never any blood with Coco and Waffle either, but I don't feel like they're playing most of the time. I have seen them on ocassion rolling around together with no cries what-so-ever, but that is a rare ocassion, and actually pretty amusing when it does happen. It's just that Waffle gives out these loud long cries and tries so hard to run away. I guess maybe I'm being overprotective? I worry about my little baby though.
post #4 of 7
No i wouldn't say you were over protective. Thats why i watch mine when they have a tussle just in case.

On the odd time when Rosies had enough she'll give a faint growl and Sophie backs down by lying on her tummy, probably thinking "I've wound her up too much!"
post #5 of 7
My cat Sophie and her kitten Bridget do this, in our cat room just Sophie(3) and Bridget(4 months) and they both do it to each other, so I'm not really worried. I'm stumped ?? Hopefully Mary Anne will have some ideas.
post #6 of 7
Your cat has been through a lot of changes:

First year- dog which he tolerate and a cat he didn't care for.
Second year- dog cat and the person who owned them left
Second Year- new person and new kitten came in. Kittens are mischief, and energy and love and sometimes overwhelming for another cat to deal with. So the other cat reverts to Alpha and chases or overpowers the younger one, so that she can gain some peace in her home.
She needs stability and routine that does not change. The two cats will figure it out. It would help if you stopped yelling. That only intensifies the stress in the home and the cats will continue to act out-

also look into the feliway comfort zone room diffusers and start burning a few of those in your home-
post #7 of 7
MA what do you think it is with Sophie then, do you think she wants to be alpha cat because you posted somewhere the other day to someone and everything you said was Sophie, she's at the food bowls first, she leaves hers and pushes in on Rosies, then goes back and finishes hers off.

She playfully jumps on Rosie for no reason but Rosie never hisses at her, she just walks away.
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