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Well it's for sure, my boyfriend and I have decided to get Maleke a playmate. Maleke is now 7 months so we are aiming for a kitten around that age. We are adopting from the humane society this time, so it won't be another Siamese. Anything I should know about getting another kitten? Maleke is really sociable so I think the introductions will go well. I'm really excited!
 

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Double the fun! I'm glad you're getting a kitten before Maleke becomes an adult. I think they'll have great fun. If they don't get along immediately don't push it. Rub each kitten with a towel and place it where the other kitten sleeps to make the scent familiar. If you have real problems, there are gradual steps you can take. I think they'll be fine, though!
 

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The advice with the vanilla on the back of their necks worked wonders for me. I didn't do it in the first place and there was a little bit of hissing between Frosty (7 months old) and the newcomer Cheerio (14 weeks old). After having had the vanilla rub treatment they are not only getting along well but also smelling so good like cookies!
 

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I think I will try that vanilla thing too.....nothing like having a couple crazies running around smelling like cookies! I'm really not too worried about Maleke adjusting...he is SO social with the cats that come and sit on our window sills that I really think he wants a friend.

We have decided to name the new kitten (male) Posha (pronounced Pawsha....if anyone can think of a better spelling please post it!). Posha means "prince" in Kurdish, Maleke means "king". Since he was the first one here and will be the dominant cat anyways we thought it fit. I can't wait, we are going tomorrow to look!
 

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...Since he was the first one here and will be the dominant cat anyways we thought it fit. I can't wait, we are going tomorrow to look!
There's no guarentee of that. Dominance isn't up to us people - it's up to the Kittens. Age, duration of time in the house, size, none of it matter. It's something else, not sure what, but I think whoever is faster and tougher. Boo was dominant until Drizzle came along. Her 9 months old, him only 8 weeks. For a while it remained Boo. Not long though. My sister was a bit of a prig about Boo being dominant, and I was fine with that despite how silly it sounded that she argue so much for one cat to be dominant. It didn't end up as such. He was smaller, yes, and there less time, but he was not as afraid of conflict, quicker, and a bit tougher too. He took control. Now? He drinks, eats, whatever, first, and she waits her turn as second. I don't understand it, I really don't care much since they get along so well, but it's not the way it was planned. So don't count on anything.
 

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Its wonderful you're getting another kitten, I bet you're excited! Its a good time to get one now since he's still kind of a kitten and tell us how it works out between those 2
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Should I still separate the kittens? Like when I bring Posha home should I put him in a seperate room for a few days? Our apartment isn't very big and my boyfriend has a lot of tools that seem to take up a lot of room.....so wherever Posha stays it will be crowded! The only place that isn't crowded at all is our bedroom, but we can't lock Maleke out of there...he would get so jealous cause his bed is in there.

How many days should they be seperated for? I am thinking I'll let Posha out when we are home but put him in the room at night and when we are out. Does that sound right?
 

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Keep the kitten in a cage for the introduction and see if Maleke is curious or "hissy." Then you'll know how many precautions to take. Do the vanilla thing before they meet. :)
 
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