Dear Catster reader,

Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.

Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.

Catster magazine, www.catster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.

Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.

Cheers,
Catster






My cat (not quite a year old) will not leave the new cat (around 4) alone.

aubrey mayesaubrey mayes IndianapolisMember Posts: 2
My cat (not quite a year old) will not leave the new cat (around 4) alone. My friend is getting divorced and needed a home for him, so I took him in. he is a big sweetheart and gets along with the other two, even the dog. He's a big love bug. I knew we would take him as soon as I heard she was moving. The kitten keeps biting the new ones tail and starting fights with him and when I put them in separate rooms the kitten did outside the door and yells and yells (chattering) I don't know what to do. They are both males, the kitten will be getting fixed soon, all the others are fixed already. I don't know how to get them to get along!

Best Answer

  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
    Accepted Answer
    Well, little brothers are supposed to be a pain in the you-know-where I guess. But, usually when we bring a new cat home, we keep it separated from the rest of the population for at least a few days in a room with a box, food, water, etc. and visit the newbie as often as we can. I would say that eventually the older cat will set the ground rules for the kid. Sometimes when cats play, it does sound like fighting and unless it gets really nasty, you shouldn't interfer. And if you must, be very careful. Cat scratches and bites and nothing to fool around with. Try distracting the kid by playing with him and big brother together. If nothing else, you'll wear the little one out. Big brother is a new "toy" to the baby and he's just so thrilled he doesn't know what to do. Things will eventually settle down, especially after the baby is neutered. They mostly have to set their own rules for how the relationship will go. Only interfer if the fur starts to fly.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to the new Catster Community!

Introduce the community to your pet with our Pet Profiles and discover how to use the new community with our Getting Started pages!


Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!