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Getting discouraged - new kitten, resident cat introductions
I'm starting to get a bit discouraged. I know it's only been a week, but I really thought James (kitten) and Jack (cat) were stating to get along.
We had to go away for a few days, so I put James back in his room for the two days that we were gone. My mom came to check in on them and to let James out of his room. She said they were angels, playing and stuff, and getting along. When we got home the next day, they were great, but started wrestling/fighting within 20 minutes of our arrival.
The next day they were fighting...a lot. Nothing really harsh, not at all like hearing street cats fight. But James (kitten) would vocalize a bit, Jack (cat) would hiss.
I separated both to cool off. I put James in his room to eat, which left Jack able to sleep.
One thing that I've noticed is that James is territorial with his toys. Jack is territoral with food...all food. He won't even let James eat his own food, in his own room. I've had to close the door to the room James is in just so he can eat.
I'm trying to engage them both in play, but once James joins in, Jack has no interest in playing anymore. James takes over and growls at Jack with the toy in his mouth.
Also, was it okay to give James toys Jack has never touched or played with?
I think what I'm concerned with is Jack thinking that I've "betrayed" him, or that I favor the new kitten over him. Twice he's attacked me because he thought I was interfering during a wrestling session with James (I was just following the noise. I wasn't even attempting to get near them.)
Please help me. This meowma is discouraged.