Originally Posted by bettiecracka
So I have this cat, Baron, who is 7 months old and you know what that means - he's in heat. I'm getting him neutered on the 13th of May. I brought home a new kitten yesterday who is 6 weeks old and well, Baron won't leave him alone, if you know what I mean. What can I do besides keep them apart that would help out the situation? Please help, if possible.
Baron's attention to the new kitten might have nothing to do with him not being neutered yet. Keep in mind you just brought this kitten home yesterday. It's perfectly natural for your resident cat to not welcome him with open arms. You didn't really describe how Baron is acting towards the kitten. That might help. However, you might want to follow the introduction steps that are in a lot of other posts that tell you to slowly introduce the 2 cats to limit chances of agression and to ensure a smooth transition. Keep the new kitten in a bathroom or spare bedroom with his own food/water/litter box and toys and allow for only supervised interaction until the two cats are used to each other.
It would also probably be a good idea to keep a 6 week old kitten in it's own small room regardless of whether there was another cat anyway. They can get into so much when they are that small. Milo was 7 weeks old when I got him and even though we were in the room with him he still somehow managed to find a hole in the back of the couch and crawl in. You never know what they might get into. He didn't have the full run of the apartment without me there for about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks.
Hope that helps.