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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:49 am 
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Bengal Kitten

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l have recently added a 12 week old female bengal to my home. I already have a 9year old moggy and a 7 month old female bengal. The moggy has accepted the kitty, from day one. The bengal is another story. She has become really aggressive toward the kitten, and even toward the moggy for being friends with the kitten. She hisses and constantly growls, whilst hiding under the table.

She is even angry toward me and my partner!

what can l do???


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:06 pm 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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Hi shellabella,
I'm in the same boat - all i can say is hang in there!! :D
Plenty of patience, love and attention is a must.

Saffy will not accept our 3 month old kitten, she hisses, growls and moans at him. All he wants to do is be her friend, but we've had to keep them separated, and we give Saffy lots of fuss.

I believe she's jealous of the new arrival as he's very much a lap cat, very playful and very vocal - all the things she used to be! They're more alike than they realise! :lol:

There will be good days and bad days, sometimes Saffy will growl at the smell of William even if she can't see him, other times, she'll see him and just skulk past. On a couple of occasions they've got close enough for a nose sniff, but that's all. William got swiped at yesterday, so i think that was a bit of a show-down as Saffy seems to be a bit more tolerant today.

You have to make sure the 'older' cats are not feeling jealous, so give them lots of attention. Feed them separately too if possible, or feed the older cats first, if a separate eating area is not feasible or practical.
Give them both different sleeping areas so they have somewhere to retreat should it all get too much!

You can encourage the 'aggressor' to explore the areas where the new kitty is living, by giving them their favourite treat and making a fuss/playing with them.

Swap bedding between the cats, so they get used to each others scent. Take the happy scent (cheek gland pheromones)from one cat and rub it on the other (and vice versa)

There is bound to be hissing and swiping, just make sure it's supervised and never leave them alone when you're not around.
Hopefully they will learn to get along, or, at the very least, tolerate each other without fighting all the time.

Best of luck! :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:18 pm 
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Bengal Kitten

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After three days of hissing and growling, polly spent the day washing the kitty!!!

there is still a bit of tension, but no where nearly as much!

thankyou for your advice


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:22 pm 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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shellabella wrote:
After three days of hissing and growling, polly spent the day washing the kitty!!!

there is still a bit of tension, but no where nearly as much!

thankyou for your advice

Ur welcome. That's brilliant progress!! So pleased to hear that they're getting on better. :D
My two have started (sort of) playing together, albeit, tentatively...so here's hoping. :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:09 am 
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same here.
i have two 7 month old cats, both male. got a new 9 month old bengal.

When i got the kitten home i first of all washed it, the cat comes from a breeder so it has smell of many adult cats on him.
i rubbed him with a towel my other cats sleep on.

One of my cats was really scared of the kitten and the other one was agressive. Both hissed at him and my bigger cat even almost roared he makes very deep grrr from belly.
the kitten first tried to approach them but got scared.
he will sleep in my bedroom for the next days... he get different food anyway and has his own toilet.

The second day my kitten learned the sounds from my cats and started hissing and make the Grrr sounds with his belly....
i let them 3 sit with me on my bed and play with them so they slowly can relax in eachother presence.

i guess this will take a while.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:57 pm 
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hi randis,

it will take a while, but just keep doing what you are & gradually they should come round.

good luck :D


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