OK gang - I just adopted 7 cats - LOVE them but need advice. I've had cats in the past; however, they knew each other and it was effortless. I have 3 groups of cats now...Group 1= 4 barn cats - 2 adults 2 kittens. Kittens on the feral side but I can touch them. Group 2= Adult cat, Addie, and then adopted a kitten to keep her company inside...wow, bad idea...she hated being inside and hated the kitten (hated the litter box also...loved my plants!). After she tore up window screens, broke things trying to get out the windows, and tore up the carpet under the door of a room I kept her in I reluctantly decided to let her out - she is a very happy kitty outside. Group 3= Kitten that was company for Addie above and another kitten.
Group 3 inside kittens are no problem.
Group 2 outside cat Addie meeting Group 1 barn cats I'm concerned about. I released the barn cats yesterday (after 3 weeks in special cat shed) and they are hanging out in Addie's area near the house and now she hangs out on the roof of my house (house surrounded by several oak trees so she can easily climb up). I haven't heard any fighting so should I take this as a good sign and relax? Addie likes to hang out under the house for safety as well and feel I should set up some sort of special place for her but I'm sure she's figured out something...it may involve my heating vents... I don't use the furnace, as it's old...another story.
Any bits of advice appreciated!