Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
At 4 mos. old, Peanut is just starting into a very active playful, bratty, teenage phase. Chincilla at 11yrs. is not amused, and finds him a pest and likely just wants to snooze in the sun, as she's now in her senior years. If you have a water gun and are good with it. When Peanut jumps on Chinchilla try and squirt it at his backside. He shouldn't see that you have done this, but he may be startled enough to think that Chinchilla is doing it and leave her alone. If that doesn't work, you could try clicker training with him, and there are lots of suggestions and demos on You Tube, or distract him with a toy. If she's really being upset with him, and she may be as he looks to be a big for a 4 mo. old and will likely be bigger and stronger as he grows, I would separate them in different rooms, if you cannot be there to supervise them. It's not fair for a senior cat to be harassed constantly by a bratty kitty that may be bigger than she is. Let her discipline him as well, but he may be one of these kitties that won't back off when she hisses, growls or swats at him, but it stimulates him to attack even more. He's likely not mean, just being rowdy as kitties are at his age and up to a year or so, but I think you will have to try to not let him bother her too much as it will stress her too much, and usually too much of that leads to health or behavior problems. Good luck!