Concerned about cats fighting
Hi, I've not been here in a while so hello everyone!
My two male cats are 2 years old now. They are brothers and have always gotten on well with the occasional fights.
But my concern is it's almost always, if not always, instigated by the tabby. And the poor black one, who's actually the dominant one when it comes to food time, but also has a very gentle, sensitive demeanor, has to fend off the tabby constantly. The black cat can be sleeping and he'll have the tabby jumping on him, biting, swiping. They start hissing and growling so much I worry and end up separating them into different rooms, just to give the black cat a break. He's so sweet, skittish and gentle and the tabby is incredibly energetic/hyper LOL, loves aggressive play and just seems to have it in for the black one sometimes. All other times they are lovely with each other.
I just dont know what's gotten into the tabby and how do i deal with this when it happens? I try to distract the tabby myself and play with him but i can't watch them all the time...