moving two cats to a home with two cats - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2
moving two cats to a home with two cats

hello! i am new to this cat forum but i am not new to loving cats! i have two cats which were both adopted from the shelter at different times. it took a lot of hard work to get these two cats (lynx/neutered male and madge/neutered female) adjusted to one another. i kept them in separate parts of the house for about a month while they got used to one another. 6 months ago i moved 1200 miles and my cats moved with me. they took the transition well.

now, im a few months, i am going to be moving in with my boyfriend who also has two cats (neutered male and UNneutered female). i take my cats for visits and there is hissing and meowing. i haven't actually let them run around because i don't want any cats to get hurt. what is the best way for me to transition this move?

other things to consider:
my cats are both front declawed (they were like this when i adopted them)
my boyfriends cats have their claws but i help him trim them
i am moving into a large 2 bedroom, 2 bath house.

please share any advice you can! neither of us can bare to give up our kitties. i am able and willing to put a lot of time to make the transition a smooth one. thanks in advance!
ienjoybeingagirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 11:25 PM
Super Moderator
 
marie73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 28,145
Re: moving two cats to a home with two cats

Welcome!

I've never heard of back declawed cats. I know they do only the front claws lots of times.

It sounds like you know about the introduction process, but here's some info anyway:

http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?a ... roductions

And I would ask your boyfriend about getting his female cat fixed. From what I've heard here on the Forum, it's quite unpleasant when they go into heat. I'm surprised he hasn't already done so, unless she's too young.

Any pictures you can share with us?

Cali, Cinderella, Cleo and Charlee

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Always in my heart, my lovely Cinderella, running free at the Bridge.
Always in my heart, my sweet Cali, running free at the Bridge.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
marie73 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2
Re: moving two cats to a home with two cats

you're right - its front declawed i read the article you posted and it had some good tips. that is basically what i did with my two cats ... now i just introducing two cats into a home with two other cats. the procedure is basically the same, correct?



in order from top to bottom: lynx, cleo, and madge. i am missing one kitty madge was reluctant to have her picture taken as well ... thanks in advance for any advice or tips!

edit: i will try to talk him into getting cleo fixed. i have witnessed her in heat several times and it seems cruel!
ienjoybeingagirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 08:11 PM
Super Moderator
 
marie73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 28,145
Re: moving two cats to a home with two cats

I would think it's the same with more cats. I tried doing it with the twins, but we were having a record-breaking heat wave that weekend and I finally had to open the doors for ventilation (no a/c). But they were so tiny, there weren't any problems.

Cute kitties!

Cali, Cinderella, Cleo and Charlee

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Always in my heart, my lovely Cinderella, running free at the Bridge.
Always in my heart, my sweet Cali, running free at the Bridge.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
marie73 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome