Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicago suburbs
Is daily fighting normal?
Fern and Fergie are sisters, and I know that they're going to have their little fights, but I don't know what's normal for two young adult cats. Afternoons and evenings every day they start rolling around and whacking at each other. Usually Fergie starts it, pouncing on Fern as she's minding her own business. Fern's got three pounds on Fergie, so she usually throws her sister off without a problem, although Fergie will continue to pounce on Fern for ten minutes or so. I'll see some tufts of fur flying, but I don't get any hissing, crying, or other sounds of serious anger or pain. They seem to fight more if I give them an empty box from a 12-pack of soda. One of them will crawl into the box and get comfy, then the other one will bite that one on the butt, and then the smackdown starts for the next ten or fifteen minutes. Not sure what it is about that specific size of box, but it really seems to promote fights.
So is this totally normal behavior and I just need to get used to it? I get the feeling it is, but I want to be sure.
~Diana, happy mom to Fern and Fergie