Stray Kitten Does not like my indoor cat
Hello! I have a 1.5 or 2 year old cat named Zucchini who is an indoor only cat. Back in October I moved to a small house and found an adult Maine coon cat in the backyard. I'd feed it but it hated coming inside and would get aggressive with my cat so I'd let him out. I thought maybe he had a home at the apartments next door to me because he disappeared during the winter but reappeared around January. Anyways, that cat disappeared again this month but three days ago, a mini version of that cat was in my parking spot when I got home. Tiny but fluffy, the kitten was very hungry and howled until I brought out food. I think the neighborhood cat had a kitten, then something happened to the adult cat, now kitten has no parents and has been in my parking spot every morning before work and in the evening after work. I feed it, give it water, and I tried to bring it in twice. It hissed at my cat one day. I let it out. The next day, I put my cat in my bedroom, closed the door, then brought in kitten (nicknamed Lasagna) and had him hang out for a while. Eventually Lasagna realized there was a cat behind the closed door and stood by the door. I cracked the door open enough so he could see my cat, but not enough where either could run into the other room.
Lasagna went bonkers, hissing, arching his back, and eventually fleeing to the door.
I let him out. This morning I went outside to feed him and he was there in my parking spot already. I'm worried nobody is taking care of Lasagna and that he is only eating when I wake up and get home.
I'd like to bring lasagna indoors while I look for a permanent home for it, but I'm nervous about cat fights and resulting vet bills that might happen while I'm working.
Any ideas? Lasagna looks healthy but I doubt he's been to the vet ever. I was thinking about taking lasagna to the vet for, at the very least, rabies n flv vaccine. Probably won't happen until next paycheck in May though, so for now what should I do to take care of and find a home for ok lasagna? Thank you! I joined this forum back in 2016 when I first got zucchini my cat free off Craigslist, but I haven't posted in like over a year. Zucchini says hello fyi!