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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:53 am 
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I have 2 bengals from the same litter - Tabitha, a small feisty female (definitely the boss cat) and Lennon, a big gentle male. They are both 3 1/2 years old. They are indoor cats but have a large enclosure connected to the back of the house. We want to introduce a 15 week old male bengal kitten to our home. Please advise the best way to introduce him and what else will I need to take into consideration. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:16 pm 
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Your new kitty will need to be placed in a "safe room" (spare bedroom, bathroom) where you will feed the kitty. Put a litter box in there, bed, toys. This is to just keep your new arrival safe and separated. The first thing you will want to do is swap out scents. Whatever your new baby is sleeping on (towel, blanket), swap out with the other kitties and vice versa. When the time comes to actually bring your new kitty out into the open, make sure someone is holding the new baby and let the others come and sniff. Know that sometimes this is all it takes. Other times, you'll have growls and hissing. Feel free to bring your new baby out into the open for holding and playing. Within a couple of weeks, bring your little one out and feed with the other kitties. You can also bring the little one out for playtime where someone is interacting with each of the cats. You want the attention to be on food and toys and not the new arrival. Know that many people have brought in a new cat, sat it down on the floor and immediately the other cats love it and the new arrival loves the other cats. This rarely happens. There can continue to be problems even once you've done the slow introduction. Every cat has a different personality. But if you take your time with this and allow your new baby to get settled into your home before showing him your other lions, it should go more smoothly.


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