Brother cat bullying sister cat!

(3 Posts)
grannysapple Mon 21-Jan-13 18:20:03

Alfie and Lulu are 31/2yrs rag dolls. They're true to the breed description but for one thing recently. Alfie keeps bullying Lulu. Other times they're grooming each other and cuddling when they're asleep. Not sure what to do really. She's not sustaining injury tho smile. Any ideas?

AmelieRose Mon 21-Jan-13 18:23:24

What form does the bullying take? My 8 yr old male cat often looks like he is bullying my 4 yr old female but when they fight she is able to more than hold her own. He is bigger, but she is faster.

I always keep an eye and if either of them are taking things too far split it up, but as long as they aren't hurting each other usually leave them to it.

Has it come on suddenly? Any reason behind it?

grannysapple Mon 21-Jan-13 18:46:04

HI and thanks!

Well he stalks her, pounces, chases her, pushes her out of the way and eats her food - stuff like that. There is literally fur flying and she often gives him what for but she is the smaller of the two and he didn't used to do this.

The only thing I can think of is we moved 6 months ago to a smaller house, although they can now safely go in the garden. But this bullying has become really apparent in the last couple of weeks.

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