Ok...so we are doing a very slow introduction with our two new kittens. We have two other cats (ages 5 & 6)that we need to integrate them with.
Everyone is spayed/nuetered - even the kittens.
The new kittens are 17 weeks old (full siblings - brother/sisiter). They have been here in the house for a full 11 days.
We have kept the kittens in their own room this whole time - switching rooms with "the big boys" twice a day, switching toys frequently, feeding them their yummy canned food on opposing sides of the door, and they have had glimpses of eachother during the week, but no extended eye contact.
Tonight I was feeding them on opposite sides of the door, and when I went to bring the "big boys" food to them inside the door, we had a breach of the barricade - Frosty jumed the baby gate in his excitement to get his canned treat!
There was nearly no reaction by either Frosty or the two kittens. The kittens continued to eat, and I quickly put Frosty's food down right where he landed to keep his attention on the food insstead of the kittens.
I let him eat therer for about a minute before putting him back in the room to finish the food with Tugger.
There was no drama....no hissing, evil eyes, and no nothing except an acknowledgement of the presence of eachother.
Are we close to being ready for introductions? What's next? An open door where they can have visual contact from a distance? That's actually easy for us to arrange in this house.
Things are going wwell....we don't want to mess this up!
Also,, where is the link for new cat/kitten introductions - can't seem to find it.