It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:54 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Integration
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:16 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 30, 2006 11:29 pm
Posts: 1151
Location: Scotland
Hi there,

In a couple of weeks I will be picking up my new baby Lenny. He is from the same breeder as Lubo but is 4 weeks younger. They did spend some time together at the breeders home and seemed to get along.

I've not yet managed to persuade my moggie that Lubo is a good idea although there has not been any serious fighting - more the odd swipe and hiss. :(

My question is this. When I bring Lenny home will I need to go through the same process before introducing him to Lenny i.e keep in spare room for a number of days, slow introductions etc etc or can I expect the integration to be a bit easier? Lubo will be 17 weeks by the time Lenny comes home on 10th July.

_________________
www.supernova-bengals.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:35 am 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Fri May 21, 2004 5:12 am
Posts: 204
Hi again, Linda :)

My personal opinion on this is not from "breeding" experience - but from introducing a widely varied group to one another "one or two at a time"

Since I got two "sibling pairs" -- I kept the two together until I introduced them to the pride.

In ALL cases when I have brought a single kitten into the household, I ALWAYS kept them isolated for a period of time, JUST IN CASE the NEW kitty has a germ that the others may or may not have immunity to, or in case a "URI" is developing - which sometimes happens with re-locating stress, to avoid imposing it on established cats.

I would keep Lenny separate from Lubo and your "moggy" for at LEAST a few days - to a week, to make sure there are no "un-detected" germs, etc.

THEN I would re-introduce Lenny and Lubo, by allowing Lubo to join Lenny in his "isolation" room. As young as they both are, they will probably hiss a LITTLE, and possibly even puff up at one another, a few times, but by this time Lenny will be very ANXIOUS for a playmate, and it should go rather smoothly, over all. Let Lubo spend some "play" time with Lenny, and some time with your less accepting moggy, EVERY DAY for a few days, then bring Lenny out ONLY WHILE YOU CAN SUPERVISE until you are comfortable that he can hold his own with both Lubo and your moggy.

Having Lubo going back and forth between the two will ALSO help get the moggy used to the OTHER kitten smell, and allow Lenny to get accustomed to the other CAT smell. :)

Since your moggy is NOT quite as accepting - you might want to do things like give her a "favorite" treat, shortly after bringing Lenny into the main part of the house, WHILE he is "out" -- EACH time you bring him out.

Make much "ado" over her, and give her EXTRA attention, both before and after Lenny "visits". It will encourage her to look forward to the new family member "coming out". There is usually the "odd hiss or swipe" as they establish the pecking order. One will most likely be THE dominant cat, and the others will learn this cat's boundaries.

My guess, will be the younger two will wrestle and RUN and PLAY more, and then when they are EXHAUSTED from play, they will seek out the older cat, for snuggles, grooming and comfort.

I'm so excited for you !!
LaVon


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:38 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 30, 2006 11:29 pm
Posts: 1151
Location: Scotland
Hi Lavon

Thanks for that - I really like the idea of Lubo facilitating between my new baby and Stitch (although he had better start behaving around her!) :D

Only a week on Monday until I pick him up - got some new pics today when I went to visit so I'll post them over the next day or so. He has the cutest face I have ever seen (postcard stuff!).

_________________
www.supernova-bengals.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:11 am 
Offline
Bengal Kitten

Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:04 am
Posts: 1
today i went to the spca and there was a little bengal there. i wasnt really in the market for a cat (i have 2), but the lure of getting a bengal was too much. i was a little nervous because i had heard they can be difficult. i have 1 VERY shy cat and another big cat that is very affectionate, but often tempermental. so i am nervous about their meeting. i met the cat and she was very sweet and affectionate. i have never heard a cat so loud, though. anyway, she is getting spayed now and i get her friday. i am anxious to see how they get along. from the chart i saw, she looks like the tri-colored marble type. anyway, sorry i am rambling, i am just excited about this new cat.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:45 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 30, 2006 11:29 pm
Posts: 1151
Location: Scotland
Hi dakota and welcome to the forum.

If your current resident is really shy I'd take introductions pretty slowly and at her pace. My boys were all kittens and I was able to introduce them very quickly. However, my older Moggie who is 2 is also very shy and it has taken her a while to 'tolerate' my new additions.

PICS please!!!!!

_________________
www.supernova-bengals.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by meemonkey