friend gave me her cat
And my current cat smokey is fine with her but baby (new cat) is hissing and swatting at him. She is about 6 and is a lot smaller than smokey. My friend brought her over sunday because her parents don't want her any more (my friend isn't living home anymore).
when i first introduced the cats baby hissed, growled, and swatted at smokey but that's where it stopped because smokey would back away. so its been a few days (i know that i usually takes weeks if not months for cats to get used to each other). Smokey doesn't show any sort of aggression towards her he just goes up to her to sniff and baby will growl and swat at him.
when i'm at work i keep baby in the bathroom so that there is no unsupervised fighting. i let her out when i get home and then put her back in the bathroom when i go to bed. she seems to be fine in her new environment other than what she doing to smokey.
i would have thought that smokey would be the one showing aggression not the new cat towards him. baby is fine if smokey isn't in site but when he is gets close she start hissing.
so i guess my question is, is this normal behavior? i don't want smokey to feel like he is losing his territory and i don't want baby to hate smokey because he doesn't mean any harm he is just curious.