My roommate and I adopted two cats, Moosey
. Moosey is my cat and she is about a year old. Ziggy is my roommate's cat and she is the 5 month old. Both cats came from the same place and were adopted at the same time.
Moosey lived in the shelter for 9 months and did not like any other the other cats there. She had a very hard time getting used to our apartment and still, after 5 weeks, she is a little skittish.
At first, she would hiss at Ziggy and then she started to tolerate her. One evening she started licking Zigs and I was so excited. The next night, she started licking her again, but then started biting the front of her neck and being very rough and Ziggy started throwing a fit. Hissing and growling. She sounded like she was being murdered. I broke them up and everything was fine. The next night the same thing happened. Now, about 3 weeks later, Ziggy will hiss at least 10 times a day because of Moosey. Sometimes because she is being mean and chasing her or "playing" and other times Moosey can just look at her wrong. For the most part they get along fine, but sometimes they fight so bad. I use a spray bottle to train them both (staying away from our food, staying off of places they shouldn't be), so when she is being mean I use it on her, but sometimes it makes her so skittish she will hide under the bed for hours. Ziggy will try to play with her which makes me think she isn't hurting her too bad.
Ziggy is getting to the age where she needs to be spayed, so could that be the problem? Or is Moosey really being mean? Or is she just playing and Ziggy is too small right now?
I love these kitties like children already, which makes it so hard to think one is being hurt. My roommate is rarely home (he goes to film school) so I spend a lot of time with Zigs.
If anyone has any suggestions, I would really appreciate it.