Hello, I've been having some cat issues recently, here's the story.
I adopted a cat from a shelter, he was 4 months old when I adopted him, we got along really well, I could even take him out on the street (I have taken him to a couple of big parties even) and he would not get nervous or anything and he would always fall asleep on my side and sometimes even put his paw on my cheek (which was rather cute). He has a very easy going temper for the most part, he even plays with the chihuahua my b/f has. He is about to be a year old now and he has developed bigger testicles and sometimes I can see he is excited. I have been thinking about neutering him but I didn't want his behavior to change or for him to get fat and since there is no danger of him getting a cat pregnant i figured i'd wait a bit more.
Now, about a month and a half ago I saw a little kitten on the street and brought her home, i thought since she was a female there wouldn't be much of a problem, I took her to the vet for her shots and the vet told me she was about 3 months old and shouldn't have a problem getting along with my first cat...Well, the first couple of weeks they kept fighting but I figured that was normal, now they don't fight as often but she often bothers the first cat while he is sleeping and they get into nasty fights so i have to break it up.
Pretty much since I brought in the new cat, my former cat (lol) has been going up on the roof and meowing really loudly and incessantly, he seems annoyed all the time and now never wants to sleep next to me, nor does he lick my nose like he used to
The new cat seems to be a lot more feisty, she meows loudly whenever I tell her to stop getting into left out food (she even eats plain oatmeal and cantaloupe seeds) and brings out her claws at the slightest confrontation.
I am not sure if my cat is mad at me for bringing a new cat and how i could go about it. Or maybe it just happened to be at the same time his "puberty" kicked in? lol
I feed them both at the same time, I pet them both, I even bring him into my bed but he leaves... at the same time I don't want to get rid of the new cat...
Any advice? Would neutering the cat be a solution? or would it just mellow him out completely?
Does the story make any sense?
Thanks in advance for any advice!