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Fighting kittens, help!

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by Claireyb, May 8, 2017.

  1. Claireyb

    Claireyb PetForums Newbie

    May 8, 2017
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    Hi all,

    I wonder if you can help!? I have a 4 month old female kitten and though she could benefit from a play mate so we got an 8 week old female kitten last Friday. They fight constantly! My older kitten is continuously hunting her down. Is this normal and will it pass?

    Many thanks in advance x
  2. Yorkshirecats

    Yorkshirecats PetForums Member

    Oct 5, 2016
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    Are they play fighting (ie: rough and tumble, running after each other, wrestling & bunny kicking each other) or are they really aggressive (Ie: Hissing, yowling, drawing blood, clawing etc).

    My two kittens (now 9 months) have always play fought. It can be quite alarming to watch when they fully go for it and one of them gets pinned and squeals, or if they have their ears back/backs arched etc. But they don't hiss or growl at each other and they usually go back for more.

    As your new kitten has only just arrived it may be that your other kitten needed longer to be introduced? Perhaps seperation and gradual re-introduction over several weeks may be needed if they are properly fighting. Your older cat is bigger and trying to assert herself over her resources and show dominance by chasing and pinning your new kitten no doubt.

    That being said- I am a fairly new cat mum myself! So I will leave it to others to comment :)

    p.s piccies would be nice :)
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