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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-31-2010, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Cat Headbutting

Brief explanation for those that didn't read my intro thread -
We have a three-year-old female, have had her for about seven months. We recently began the introduction of two males, aged two and one and both neutered.
We let the males out of the safety room and they've basically claimed the upstairs as their safety zone, venturing downstairs now and again.

To to point - The one year old ventured downstairs today and we witnessed the female headbutt him. I've read that headbutting is done from cat to human to either claim someone or show affection. My question is, would this behavior differ from cat to cat instead of human?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-31-2010, 03:27 PM
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Head butting, whether to human or another cat, is an affectionate greeting, equivalent of a hug, and nose touching or licking=kiss. Your girl likes him, lucky you!
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It sounds like at least two of them are friends. Hopefully, the two-year old is also getting along with everybody.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-31-2010, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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The two-year old is moving at a little slower pace with Kiki, our female. They hiss at each other more, and he stays upstairs more often than the one-year old. All-in-all, though, no one's doing horribly with the transition.
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