First off I would just like to say hello and introduce myself to the forum, as I am new. I am fairly impressed with the information available on this site. However, I have been unsuccessful in finding answers to a problem similar to this, using the search feature. My name is Ryan and I have two female cats, Siciliy (3 years) and Stella (11 months). Both of them are spayed and only Sicily is declawed (front). Prior to acquiring Stella I had Sicily and a older male cat. These two got along great, but Sicily had been around him ever since she was a kitten. When I got Stella, I introduced the cats slowly over a weeks time. The male cat and stella got along well. However, Sicily has not cared for Stella too much and still doesn't almost a year later. My girlfriend (whom the male cat belonged to) no longer lives with me. Stella shows no visible signs of dislike for Sicily or any aggression other than failed attempts at playing. Sicily is not aggressive towards Stella, but if they come in close proximity of one another Sicily will hiss at her and run away. They have no problem being in the same room as one another and will sometimes sleep in the same area, just distanced. I am hoping that someone may give me some advice as to how to help Sicily feel less threatened by Stella, and hopefully get them to get along well enough so they will play with each other. They both are extremely playful cats and Stella tries often to play w/ Sicily to no avail. Any ideas?
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6/25/05 at 1:02pm