Introducing Cat and Kitty

(6 Posts)
Namechangingnorma Mon 19-Aug-13 16:28:49

We are going to do the big introduction tonight, our moggie is 7 and our new kitten is four months. They have smelt each other and heard each other mewing for a couple of days. Our cat seems utterly non-plussed by the sounds / smell of him. Any great tips?? We were thinking of cooking them some chicken so we could treat them together but any other advice greatly appreciated

cozietoesie Mon 19-Aug-13 20:50:04

I've usually just gone ahead and lurched in norma (after allowing mutual sound and smell for a few days.) Taste treats on hand, close but not cloying supervision and keeping it shorter than you probably think is necessary would be my recommendations.

Hope it went/goes well.

smile

Namechangingnorma Mon 19-Aug-13 21:48:24

Thanks Cozie, we just had 15 mins with chicken I had cooked as treats, he was very friendly, very purry and she hissed a little and growled but didn't puff up her tail and joined in eating some chicken so didn't seem too disturbed but I am not totally sure?!?

cozietoesie Mon 19-Aug-13 21:53:03

Sounds pretty good to me - if she ate with him and didn't puff up etc. (A bit of hissing and noise is not exceptional.) Myself, I would regard it as a good start but wouldn't push it too much. More tomorrow and gradually build up to full-time exposure. (Judge how long the 'gradual' should be by how they seem to be doing - we're not talking an eternity here.)

Namechangingnorma Mon 19-Aug-13 22:38:26

Thanks so much for your advice, little one is downstairs in his bedroom and big one is lying on my legs purring so not too traumatised! Yep we'll go for a little more tomorrow, hoping for full time exposure by the weekend smile

cozietoesie Mon 19-Aug-13 22:41:02

Best of luck. Let us know how it goes.

smile

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