Scared and Need Some Advice Please - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
Kitten
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3
Scared and Need Some Advice Please

I am sorry for posting this here but I try to post in the correct areas and it says I do not have permission. This is a matter of extreme urgency as I may have to give away my cat today. So please let this post through because I really need help here.

I think this goes beyond play fighting and I really need some help as I may have to give a on of these cats away. 7 days ago I purchased a new kitten, he is roughly 8 weeks old. Around Christmas time I purchased my first kitten who is now 6 months old.

They seem to play rough but no puffy tails or hissing. Just now things got weird though. My older kitten keeps walking up behind the 8 week old baby and trying to wrap his entire mouth around the kittens neck (from the back of the neck). It looks like a lion trying to kill a gazelle with a choke hold. He never quite goes through with it as the young one turns on his back and flails his claws which causes the old kitten to move away.

Is this normal and safe cat behavior or is the old cat planning on murder? It looks very, very worrying but with no hissing I cannot be sure.

I really need some advice, I cannot leave the house right now out of fear that I will come back to a dead kitten. Is it playful/normal for a big cat to try and wrap his jaws around a smaller cats neck?
MaxTucker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 02:48 PM
Cat Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Taunton, Somerset
Posts: 2,164
It's probably a sign of dominance. If he doesn't actually hurt him, I wouldn't be too worried about it.

Did you do a proper introduction? How are they otherwise? Do they groom each other, play and eat together?
Xanti is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 05:35 PM
Senior Cat
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 816
Is the 6 month old fixed? If not, it could be that his hormones are starting to kick in and since the other cat is the only one around, he's practicing on him.

The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry. - French Proverb
MinkaMuffin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 05:41 PM
Cat Addict
 
RachandNito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,209
Send a message via AIM to RachandNito
Yea it sort of sounds like a a behavior my sister's male cat displays. He attempts to grab onto loose skin on the back of another cat's neck and get his hump on. Usually the other cats responds just like your wee kitten does. And then its game over.
RachandNito is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 10:12 PM
Premier Cat
 
Susan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,504
If the older cat were intent on murder, there would be hissing, growling or some other noise. I wouldn't worry about it. That sounds like how a mother cat would try to pick up her kittens, so perhaps there's a bit of parental instinct going on here. If you're really scared, then separate them when you're not home to supervise (more for your own peace of mind than anything else). I don't see any need to rehome the kitten.
Susan is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 10:33 PM
Cat
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 117
What Susan just said, it sounds like parental instinct to me.
Lieke is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-05-2011, 02:24 PM
Senior Cat
 
kwarendorf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Great Neck, NY
Posts: 724
As has been mentioned, if the volume level is low they are probably just playing. My guys spend a lot of time "trying to kill" each other and an equal amount of time sleeping on top of each other


BEFORE



DURING



AFTER

kwarendorf is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome