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My girlfriend has a 1 and half year old tomcat named Meemoo (he doesnt meow.. only "Mee's" and looks like a dairy cow). Yesterday we adopted a 6 month old neutered male, Boo. I have had experience with introducing a younger male to an older male, but both were neutered. No problems except for the initial wariness from the older male to the younger male. This time though, Memoo follows Boo around everywhere, and it seems that Boo is getting annoyed with it and will growl at him when Meemoo gets too nosy. They dont play rough (in fact, they dont really play at all, Boo will initiate with Meemoo, but Meemoo is a scaredy cat and will usually hop away or something similar.. I dont know that the cat is afraid of Boo so much, because Meemoo is also afraid of any rumbling resembling thunder. ) Im pretty sure its one of two things.

1. This is a different kind of the 'typical wariness' that Ive seen before, and they will establish the Alpha-Beta relationship shortly.
2. Because Meemoo is an intact male, and Boo is neutered.. Meemoo may be trying to establish dominance over Boo, and Boo could care less, and that is what is causing Boo to growl when Meemoo gets a bit to coercive. (Boo is really a sweet kitten, content to sit in your lap, or rub himself all over Meemoo)

Meemoo has been a solitary cat since he was 8 weeks old. Im sure having another cat in his domain is new, and I hope this will pass. Perhaps neutering Meemoo will fix this?
 

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I think getting him nutered is the best plan. Also because of the new kitten he may start spraying to mark his territoty.
 

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the fact that they are not fighting is a good sign for them to be able to get along with each other. Normally, a mature cat recognizes a kitten as another cat, disregarding the age or gender. I agree it is best to get your new kitten neutered. Personally, I wouldn't pay too much attention to their growling, as long as they do not fight. The growling will pass away after they get used to being with each other.
 

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Well, they've certainly calmed down.. Meemoo rubs himself all over Boo. They only get rough when boo goes inside one of Meemoo's two kitty condos, Meemoo will run up and bat at Boo inside.. sometimes Meemoo will dart inside and tackle Boo, at that point they both start growling and meowing.. sometimes when Boo is running around, Meemoo will tackle him and start licking him or nipping his neck (Boo just lays there though.. I cant tell if Meemoo is hurting him). Right now boo is sprawled out in front of the keyboard, making it quite obvious that I should be paying attention to him instead of the computer..

On a side note, we left the both of them alone for 6 hours today, neither appears injured and the apartment looks the same, I suppose this is good.
 
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