It is now officially under two weeks until my new kitten will be here and we are super excited. I just finished off paying the fee today so I am pretty stoked!
I just had a couple of questions for people in regards to introducing Loki and Freyja.
Just a recap; Loki is my 8 month male desexed Devon Rex and Freyja is the newcomer who is a female undesexed 14 week Devon.
For the first few weeks Freyja is going to be confined to my bedroom. Partially because of spacing issues but mostly because we have a lovely walk in wardrobe that is perfect for kitty's to have a little hideaway time in.
I intend to introduce them slowly, by swapping toys and pillows with scents on them first to get them used to each others smell before having some supervised visits.
My concern is that Loki is very much king of the household and his reactions to dogs, babies and the one other male (undesexed) cat he met was to hiss, bristle what little tail hair he has and flick his ears back. My breeder seems to think that because they are both Rex's and were raised with other Rex's they will get over it quickly but I am not too convinced.
My main question is actually about litterbox.
We have a litterbox in the wardrobe already that Loki has been using and this will be Freyja's primary box until we give her access to the whole house. My worry is that because Loki has already been using it she may react to his smell? Should I get a whole new litterbox for when she arrives or would the smell make her feel more comfortable considering she has come from a home with 10 kittens right now and a bunch of Queens and Toms wandering free.
Any extra advice to make this transition smooth would be appreciated as well, though I have gone through the forums and read a bunch already but we always find out new tricks
EDIT: Forgot to mention I also have Feliway diffuser and spray that I intend to use in the bedroom with Freyja and for the visits between them both.