Things To Know Before Breeding Your Cat
Tips For Introducing
When you decide to add a new cat to
your home, it'll be normally more exiting for you and your family than it is for
the cat you already own. Although most cats are solitary by nature, most
will also come to accept or eventually tolerate any additions. Cats can be
very territorial, which is why you should always be careful when you introduce a
new cat to your current cat.
If you are introducing kittens to one another, the entire
introduction process can be short, lasting as little as 10 ・15 days.
Introducing cats to each other all depends on their temperament and their
personality. When you introduce a new cat to your current cat, you should
always make sure that you give your current cat plenty of love and
attention. This way, your cat will feel secure and know that he isn't in
competition with your new cat for affection.
When you bring your new cat home, you should let him stay in
a safe room until you have finished introducing the cats. Your safe room
can be any small room in your home, such as a bathroom or spare
bedroom. The key here is to use a room that your current cat doesn't
go in. In the room, you should leave your new cat a scratching post, bed,
water dish, litter box, and food dish.
At first, your current cat may howl and hiss when he stands
at the door, trying to tell the other cat that he doesn't belong. When this
happens you should ignore it, as punishing your cat for his behavior will only
lead to more problems. After a while, the first cat will start to act calm
when he is near the new cat's door. As he starts to act calm, you should
pet him and give him praise.
When your first cat starts to go by your new cat's door and
doesn't howl or hiss; you can start introducing them to each other. The
best way to do this is to get them used to each others scent. You can
start letting them eat out of the same food dish, although you'll want to feed
them at different intervals at first. This way, the scent of each cat will
be present at the food dish, and each cat will get the scent when he eats his
Once both cats have got used to the scent, you can begin to
feed them closer together. To do this, you should keep your new cat in the
safe room with the door closed, and your first cat on the other side of the door
with his food dish. This time, feed both cats at the same time.
After doing this a few times, they should start eating without any hissing or
growling. At this point, they are ready to be introduced to one
When you introduce them to each other in the same room, a
bit of growling and hissing is to be expected. Although they may be used
to each others scent; your first cat will still feel a bit awkward with your new
cat being in his territory. You should play with them both at first, so
they can smell one another and greet in their own way. If they start to fight
you should break them up, and give them some time apart.
It may take some time to get them fully used to one another,
although once they do ・they will become playmates for life. Cats love to
be social, although it may be a bit rough at first, especially for your first
cat. Cats can be very territorial, especially if you have a kitten
around. If you get both of them used to each other early on ・it will be a
lot easier to add future cats to your