Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Yes, keep them separated and get kitten fixed quickly! It will be better if he is already isolated so he can heal in solitude without worrying about being chased or pounced or fought. I have two baby gates that I bought from the thrift stores to keep new kitties in isloation. I prefer that to closed doors. Stack them one on top of the other to make it too tall to jump over. That way they can see and smell each other without touching. Or you could use a bungee cord to pull the door tightly shut then push it back open a couple inches with a wedge or brick or something. Just open it a couple inches!! The taut bungee cord will keep the door from being pushed in by resident cat or pulled open by isolated cat. They need some time to get used to the idea of each other before they are thrown in together. Maybe even a week or more.
Cat owners' prayer: "Lord help me be the person my cat thinks I am"