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Can you introduce a kitten to a 2 year old cat?

Can you introduce a kitten to a 2 year old cat?

While older cats will occasionally take to a new kitten right away, they typically need a little time to adjust to the changes. Sometimes cats never fully accept a new kitten but will simply coexist, keeping to themselves away from the other cat in the house.

Is it OK to adopt a kitten with an older cat?

Cats can get set in their ways. And the older they are, the truer this becomes. If you have an older cat, and are considering adopting a kitten to add to the household, you need to make sure you know what you’re doing so you don’t end up with two stressed-out felines that can’t get along.

How old was the cat when he was adopted?

I know a family (with kids and dogs) had previously tried to adopt him but he was too scared with them and they gave up after a week. I think he was born and lived on the street until around a year old, but was hand-fed by a man who came by to take care of the family of cats.

How long does it take to adopt a cat?

As a cat lover, I have been adopting cats for many years. Each time the newcomer comes in, I keep him or her in the bathroom with food, water, and litter for about a week or two, bringing the newbie out for a short time in the evenings for the other cats to see.

How to transition an older cat to a kitten?

She offers some great steps to a smoother transition: Switch the cat’s and kittens’ locations daily. Put the older cat into the kittens’ room for a few hours, while letting the kittens run freely to explore the house. Reverse the process and repeat for several days.

Is it possible to adopt an older cat?

Several years ago I adopted Prince Albert, an older cat, and I am very thankful that I was able to give him a loving home. My adopted Prince Albert—why do you stick out your tongue, my sweet prince? While the majority of people wanting to adopt a cat will choose a kitten, there are unexpected joys to adopting an older—or even elderly—cat.

How old was Ruby when I adopted her?

Even though she had been in a foster home with other cats before I adopted her at seven months of age, I had no way of knowing how she was going to react to another cat. Ruby shared her foster home with two big adult male cats, so at least I knew that she was used to being around cats.

Is it easy to introduce a kitten to an older cat?

Introducing a kitten to an older cat is not always easy, but it can be rewarding if you go slow, and allow the two cats to get used to each other. Jackie Roberts is a writer for 1-800-PetMeds, and loves to help and support the pet community. You can find Pet Meds on Twitter or connect with Pet Meds on Facebook. « Does your cat need supplements?

What’s the name of my new female cat?

My younger cat is a female named Bao Bao, who is around 6 months, and my new cat is also a female named Ukiyo, who is 10 months. I accidentally introduced my cats to each other a little too soon and Bao hisses at Ukiyo and sometimes tries to smack her, but Ukiyo seems to be very unbothered by it.