Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lincolnshire, UK
overly aggressive outdoors. Need advice.
We've recently moved to a new area away from traffic and was hoping to be able to start letting the cats out. Out of the three cats we can only let two out because the third hasn't had her operation and three is enough. This is what happened:
First we let Polly out, she seemed happy sniffing around for ten minutes then came back in. After the door was shut she wanted to go back out again. (She's always wanted to be an outdoor cat)
We then let Polly and her son, Stella out. After about 5 minutes Stella was hiding under the table and every time he tried to move, Polly would attack him.
We then let Polly out on her own again but she saw another cat. Although the cat approached slowly and friendly, she soon chased him off.
We tried letting Stella out on his own but he hung around the door until Polly noticed. He ran inside closely followed by Polly who chased him round the housetrying to attack him. It took a couple of minutes to get her off him and he remained nervous for the rest of the day.
Does anybody have any idea why Polly would turn so aggressive, and more importantly how to stop it so they can go outside in peace?