Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Owen is male and I'm assuming Claire is female? Are they both neutered and spayed? If not, that #1 on your "to do" list. Males often play rougher than females do, just more rambunctious and aggressive, generally speaking. Play fighting is the name of the game for kittens from 11 wks. to 9 mos. or more. It's what they do---practice hunting! You can drain off some of Owen's energy by giving him a good workout at least a couple of times a day with an interactive wand type of toy such as "Da Bird" (has feathers on the end of it). Most kittens/cats go bonkers over this type of toy---if you flit it around like a bird flying and flopping on the floor like an injured bird might, and moving it across the floor as well, and up and down over furniture. You can give Claire a private session with it too in another room, as Owen will likely monopolize it if you play it with them together.....at least until she can get experience with it. Relax and enjoy their antics....there is no harm as long as no blood is being drawn, and Claire isn't going off to a hidey place to avoid Owen. If she is continually hiding from his aggresions to the point where she is afraid to leave a hidey place, to use the litter box, or eat, then that is a problem, and you will likely need to separate them unless you can be there to supervise. Update us to how things are going. All the best.
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