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How soon is too soon to leave them alone together? I hate locking Beren away while I'm at work, but I'm a little nervous about leaving the two together.

There's no more growling or hissing (except for very random times) but they're still chasing each other around and wrestling and it looks like Wyn is trying to bit Beren's throat. Even when she does this, though, there's no growling and it doesn't last very long.

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my kitties do the throat biting thing, without harm or the intention of harming eachother. I think they are just playing now. youd probably be good in a couple days. try leaving them out togetehr tonight while you are at home, because even if your sleeping, yo are still there to be woken up if they decide not to get along. if things are fine after tonight and by morning, everyone is still unharmed, then you should be ok.
 

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Agree'd. You may not sleep 100% the first night, but I bet they'd be fine.

You're doing wonderfully, by the way! It's hard being a new mom, ain't it? ;)

Just have it so they have their own sleeping places, and you should be fine. Our baby kitten had to sleep with us *using the SO as a warming pad* and the other cats didn't really mind sharing too much.
 

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I suspect what you're seeing is actually play fighting. Do they approach each other with tails straight in the air, if so they're doing just fine. Cats that don't like each other or are nervous will keep their tails down low, maybe horizontal, maybe swishing back and forth (like wagging, but in cats it's not a happy thing like with dogs). But if you see straight up tails, they're doing great.
 

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Thanks. I'll watch them more tonight to check for tails up and see how they do while I'm in bed.

It's such a relief to get past the hissing phase!
 

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Success!

I had both babies sleeping on me at the same time! Then, Wyn investigated Beren in his little bed and both kept their peace.

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Sounds like they are doing great!

...I wanted to add...
I have an odd one about the swishing tail thing. LuckyDuck 'wags' his tail, swishing from side to side, but it means he is alert, happy or excited. His tail is NEVER STILL, unless he is asleep or sitting/laying on it.
 

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Thank you Lisa! Isn't it amazing how cats can communicate emotions through their tail movements?
I just have to say you are doing great, I am proud of what you have accomplished so far, you rule! I love reading your updates.
They will be grooming each other in no time :wink:
 

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They will be grooming each other in no time :wink:
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Wyn just attempted that not five minutes ago! Of course, Beren couldn't stay still long enough for Wyn to get very far with it...

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Here's an excellent article on cat communication. There are some good drawings on tail positions, facial expressions etc. It's important to learn how to read the signs a cat is showing, especially when there's more than one cat in the house. It will help you to know when they're seriously upset with each other or just play fighting.

http://www.messybeast.com/cat_talk2.htm
 

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Wow Lisa, there is a lot to read in there, I am now in the tail chart, it is amazing how true this is!
I read the cat chat, but the meows are confusing lol, I can see myself recording Tiger's Meow to decipher what he is trying to tell me, this site is awesome and hubby thinks I am nuts haha.
THANK YOU!!
 

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Thanks. :D

They were both kicked out of my bedroom while I slept last night and both seem to be fine with it. So I left them out together while I'm at work.

I'll get more pictures if they'll stand still! lol.
 

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good to hear the night went well :) sometimes intros take a week, sometimes they take a few hours. in the long run i can garauntee that Wyn is going to apreaciate having a friend to sleep with and play with.
 

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We've had fur-lossage. It looks like Beren took out a chunk of Wyn's beautiful coat. He's got such pins for nails, despite my best efforts to trim them a little. It's difficult because there isn't far between what I can clip and the quick.

I'm also a little afraid that he's going to scratch Wyn's face and/or eyes with the way he rabbit kicks. But I know they're just playing. Should I separate them again?

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Nope, don't separate them. Get used to seeing tufts of fur, it's normal when you have more than one cat. I've had multiple cats for 13 years and only had one incident where an eye got scratched and it was an extreme case.
 
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