Originally Posted by phiermouse
We just welcomed an 8 week old kitten into our lives, and couldn't be happier. Though one of my roommates is bringing a kitten that is about a month younger into the household (as soon as it is old enough to leave it's mother). What problems might we encounter when bringing these two young cats from different litters together? Anyone have any suggestions about how to make the trasition as smooth as possible?
They might fight, and you will have to supervise them at ALL times when they are together. When you aren't there to supervise, you need to seperate them. Now, some cats won't fight, but you should still seperate when you aren't there. I've heard that if they do fight, you can take some Vanilla Extract, and place a dab on EACH cat's nose and tail. Now, to the cats, they will smell the same. That could help introduce them. Also, I've heard suggestions to put the new kitty in a room with a blanket or something cloth to lay on. Then, after kitty has laid on it for a while, give it to other kitty and let he/she lay on it for a while, and switch back and forth.
I hope all goes well with your new kitty! Good luck!