Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
So Sunday is about 10 wks old now, in a very playful stage. The way I see it because he is male [Ellah] is "laying down the law and the house rules"....she's the boss and what she says goes. Often times when males sexually mature especially around 8mos. and beyond, they are getting into a transition (terrible teens) until they are fully mature at 1-2 yrs. During this transition period a lot of males, not all, but it does depend n their temperament become bullies, and want to do a lot of rough play fighting. If Sunday is not neutered, he should be now. I think [Ellah] is just making a preemptive strike to Sunday, just to let him know he has to toe the line. I think he will get along with [Ellah], as already he is rolling over and exposing his tummy in a submissive way....some kitties would not do not, but stand up, arch their back and hiss back in defiance---he's not doing that.
Try to reinforce their good behavior with play between them using a wand toy, and when they tire of it, give them a few treats so that the act of being and coming together is fun and pleasant. Give them equal loving and petting, but some cats do become jealous when they see another cat get attention and will attack the cat (misdirected aggression), and this may lead to the attacked cat feeling fearful and distressed. If you have one that's like that then, it's best to lavish your attention on the "attacked" one away from the other behind closed doors. Relax and enjoy your kitties. All the best!
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"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
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Last edited by catloverami; 10-06-2018 at 03:33 PM.