New Kittens issues

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Csv, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Csv

    Csv

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    Our amazing cat had to be put down in June. I haven't had a kitten since 2006. We adopted a 2 month old kitten about 6 weeks ago, he is now about 3.5 months. 2 weeks ago we adopted a brother and sister that are now about 2.5 months old.

    The 2 are so chill. The first kitten has his moments of being a very friendly cat but also think he could be the spawn of Satan. He can be down right vicious to the other male kitten, mostly because the younger male kitten is very passive and allows the older one run the show. The female kitten at least stands up for herself, so she isn't messed with much.

    How can I get them all to coexist a little better? I am actually starting to be concerned for the younger kitten's safety. I have never had a cat this stubborn or mean. At this point I am keeping them separated most of the time.
     
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  2. Upgrayedd

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    Let them go at it. It will work out. As kittens, they will have the zoomers, but it will calm down soon. It's hard to do while it's happening to you, but enjoy it. They don't stay kittens for long. And the more time you spend with them now, the more they will spend with you later. I don't think they will actually hurt each other. I'm sure the caturday crew will be by soon with actually helpful advice.
     
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  3. kerbie18

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    Get the male kittens neutered once the Vet thinks it is safe to do so. With all the male cats I've owned, that got them to calm the hell down and get along better. Hopefully someone else will be along shortly with more immediate advise.
     
  4. Inyo Tim

    Inyo Tim Senior Moment

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    They will establish a pecking order. As long as there is no blood or vet bills, let them figure out who is boss. When the younger male gets his size, there might be some payback. I still go though this with cats who have been feuding for 10 years.
    Some photos who be nice Csv.
     
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    Make a small boxing ring. Invite some guys over. Have them bet in the cats. Place cats in the ring and let them go at it. You get a 10% take for the house.
     
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    I have yelled at cats that bully, even chased them across a room.
    After a while they gave it up.
     
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  7. Csv

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    Brother and sister: 20201013_224726.jpg

    Spawn of Satan: 20201024_094823.jpg
     
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  8. Csv

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    Well I just caught SS with a rear naked choke and Mike Tysoning the other cats ears and neck, after the sister laid the smack down on him for stepping to her, so you might be on to something
     
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    Inyo Tim Senior Moment

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    Csv, your cats are too young, but for my old cats I have a croc rubber sandal that I bounce off them when they pick on a timid cat. Now when some fighting starts I yell "shoe" and all the cats go under beds.
     
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    SWFlGuy Lifetime NRA member

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    Get yourself a water gun. It might make for hours of fun
     
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    water pistol might be a good idea. just don't get carried away............wet cats in cold weather not good.
     
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    We had to get rid a a female cat because our other cat was too timid. This one would viciously attack her and starting a pissing contest with our puppy. We didn't realize she was going in the corner of the living room and by the other cats litter box. As soon as we rehomed her, our house breaking for our puppy got much easier. He was partially responding to the territorial peeing by the other cat.

    We've never had luck with male cats. We had two other male that was perfect aside from spraying. Another attacked our older cat relentlessly. Yet another was perfect except...you guessed it...spraying. For all of these cats, we've had multiple litter boxes, spayed/neutered, etc. To them it was just territorial and they had to go.

    Our current cat tolerates the puppy, but mostly stays away.
     
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  13. nam02G

    nam02G First throwing ax bullseye.

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    Get one of these. Shoot the bully when he gets out of line. The projectile is basically a toothpick.
     
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    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    the picked on kitten needs it's own pet dog to even things out
     
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    View: https://youtu.be/SEyeeEYDKYo
     
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    uhlawpup l'Italia s'è desta

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    Wow. Where can I get one of these?
     
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    nam02G First throwing ax bullseye.

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    I don't actually know. Mine was a gift. A google search should come up with something.

    Edit: Google 'toothpick crossbow'. They can be purchased from Wish and other sites for around $5. There is a compound crossbow version from Wish that shoots steel needles and ball bearings. Looks really cool.
     
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    this is not funny, nothing to bring a smile. Wrong.
     
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    Rellik Kwisatz Haderach in Training

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    Make a few "bricks" from soft squeezy packing foam. The gray stuff. Smaller in size too. 4x4x4
     
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    It's normal for one cat to be the alpha, but the cats need to know that the human is the big kahuna.
     
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