Hi everyone, its been a long while since I've been here. For those of you who remember me and Mystery, he's still doing well. Shadow, is no longer with me however.
Anyhow, I got a new kitten a few months ago. Mystery seemed lonely and I wanted him to have that bond again that he had with Shadow. It was rocky at first, he didn't want anything to do with her but now finally they are really close. She absolutely idolizes him and cries if he's out of sight. He plays with her often and she follows him wherever he goes. I'm so happy it worked out xD
However, I have moved recently into my cousin's place. She owns 2 female cats. Her cats dont even get along with each other and fight quite often so i keep my 2 in my room with me all day because I'm scared of a 4 way fight happening. They do okay, Mystery wants out and im trying to get them to tolerate each other bit by bit but its a very slow process since her cats bopped him on the head last time. Im not too worried about him, he isnt one to attack other cats. He's pretty tolerant and laid back, the most he does is hiss and growl. I am worried about them though because i've had to break up many fights between them since moving here. So im scared to let Speckles, the kitten anywhere out of the room.
Now. My sister moved to a new apartment and could not take her 2 cats with her right now because of the pet deposit fee. She needs time to save it. So i offered to take them for her. Its two males. Problem being, with my cousins cats and how they are, i now have to keep my sisters cats in my room with my 2. Its a small room, and 4 cats locked in here with me makes for some tension. Mystery is doing pretty well. He only gets hissy and growly with them if they try and come by me when he's laying on me, he gets jealous. Or if they try and get in his food bowl. And her cats are pretty laid back and scaredy so they dont actively seek out trouble and tend to avoid going near Mystery.
Now, my biggest problem. Speckles. She is only about 5 months old. She is still pretty small. She adores Mystery, and even is okay around the dogs when they visit in here. My cousin has a dog and so does my moy (grandma), when my cousin is at work i let her dog in my room so he isnt lonely. Speckles is fine with that.
However since these 2 cats have gotten here, she has started actively hunting them. She runs at them and hisses and swats at them then runs away. She growls at them constantly, and has even hissed at Mystery once when he went near her until she realized it was him. Its only been a few days so i know theres time, but she seems to hate any other cat thats not Mystery and im at a loss as to why considering he is the only cat she's ever been around since her siblings and mama cat. Ive had her since she was 8 weeks. They havent hissed, growled or even swatted at her once, they stay away from her mostly. She actively goes after them, even when they are asleep. She is my first female cat i've owned, and the first since Mystery and Shadow in a long while. Mystery is 9 now and ive had him 8 years, he's always been very laid back. She is nothing like him personality wise and is very spunky and hostile to the others. I cant really separate them, we have no extra rooms so theyre stuck in here with me. And this behavior is making me even more worried about letting her leave the room because these cats dont fight her back when she goes after them but my cousins cats will and i dont want her getting hurt. She is half their size. Should i just keep waiting and watching, or is there any way i can speed up her accepting them? I had hoped if she had seen Mystery was okay with them she would start to calm down but she hasn't. I even try giving them treats near each other and i feed them by each other with a box as a barrier so they cant see one another so they get used to each others scents.
Any advice is appreciated, thanks in advance
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