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Kitty plays rough

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I have a 6 years old female domestic medium hair cat. When she was young, she used to have a ferret as companion. Later, I gave the ferret away, and moved to another country with my cat. She has been lonely for several years already, so I wanted to give her a new companion.

So recently I got a 2 month old male scottish fold. I separated at first, and introduced them gradually. From the start, I could see that the kitty wanted to get close to the older cat, following her to everywhere, and imitating on what she does. However, the older cat doesn't like the kitty very much, specially because he likes to play rough and bite her. Sometime he chases her, and don't go away eventhough the older cat would hiss and slap him. Usually it would lead to a short fight, ending with the female going away.

My female cat is very sweet. She would even let the kitty eat from her bow. I am just afraid that the kitty would become even more agressive when he gets older..... I know that he just want to play, and maybe biting is how kitten play.... but is there a way to let him know that the female doesn't like playing rough???

By the way, the female is already spayed. I am playing to have the male neutered when he get older enough... Currently, he is 4 month old.

Kat
post #2 of 13
I would initiate frequent play sessions with the kitten to soak up some of that energy so he doesn't torment the older cat too much- at least three sessions per day with teasers, fuzzy balls, etc. She is fully capable of putting him in his place, though.
post #3 of 13
I have the same concerns about my cats. My kitten is 3 months old and my other cat is 3 yrs. I haven't brought them together but we have doing the introduction process for a week. They are both very curious about each other and Miles (my big boy) has stopped hissing. But I let them look at each other through a window for a bit every day and Coltrane is so aggressive. He swats at the window and tries so hard to figure out how he can get closer to Miles. Miles has swatted back a couple of times but basically just stares at Coltrane like he's crazy. Coltrane is so playful with us. Sometimes he wears me out. I am concerned that he will try to play rough (biting and all of that) with Miles and that Miles will not like it. I just don't want either of them to get hurt.
post #4 of 13
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I haven't brought them together but we have doing the introduction process for a week. They are both very curious about each other and Miles (my big boy) has stopped hissing. But I let them look at each other through a window for a bit every day and Coltrane is so aggressive.
Make sure and exchange smells- rub a sock on one then the other back and forth every day. Also exchange a tad bit of each litter box litter. Smells are very important catwise.
I'd be tempted to let them together under supervision. I introduced my new guy the same day I brought him home and they all settled in fairly quickly. The older cat/s knows the good places to hide if he needs to get away.

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I am playing to have the male neutered when he get older enough... Currently, he is 4 month old.
He's plenty old enough now!
post #5 of 13
I think the older cat would put the little one in place if need be. My skittles put my Pomeranian in her place. They can walk in the same room and stuff together but that is it. I will not force them to play or like each other. After 3 weeks this is great. 1 week they would not go near what ever room the other was in.
post #6 of 13
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Is he old enough? I thought I have to wait till he is 6 month old.

I'll try the play session trick. Last night we were watching the TV, and let the kitty has a nap. Later at bed time all he wanted was to play, and didn't let go on the older cat, eventhough she was trying to sleep in our bed. The kitty would jump at her, and try to bite her. It was all chase and fight last night. The kitty is definitely not afraid of the older cat. He would not go away, and would keep trying to get closer, even if the older cat is hissing at him.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
I love the sig they are pretty. Bother look like a little shade of blue in them.
Should be the light. Glad you like them
post #9 of 13
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Is he old enough? I thought I have to wait till he is 6 month old.
Two of my boys were neutered at eight weeks of age.
IMO by six months he is goint to have started developing hormones- honestly I would do it asap.
post #10 of 13
I would get another male kitten as a playmate. He needs a playmate and your female is not going to want anything to do with him, ever. another male kitten, same age, will match his energy and give the older cat a break.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Cearbhaill
Two of my boys were neutered at eight weeks of age.
IMO by six months he is goint to have started developing hormones- honestly I would do it asap.
We all know how males and hormones are.... Fix him ASAP...
post #12 of 13
do you play with both of the cats i mean like the seperate one on one time,
maybe you should seperate them for a couple of hours to give the older cat some rest.
post #13 of 13
Once he is fixed, he will lost some of his aggressiveness.
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