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Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by Rheady5, Oct 28, 2012.


  1. Rheady5

    Rheady5 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi

    I've recently had two kittens from two different litters. The first was back in April. He is a normal moggy and although he has calmed down with us now, for the first few months he was very overly playful / aggressive. He didn't hiss / growl but would bite us a lot. He calmed down a bit when we had him neutered. We got the second kitten when he was about 4 months old, thinking some company would do him good. She's a cross between a Persian and a BSH. Although there was only 10 weeks between them the size difference was huge seeing as the first kitten is larger than average. Since getting the second one it's been impossible to mix them. She is now about 8 months old and we're still having to keep them in separate rooms. She doesn't mind him too much but he just wants to attack her. If we leave them alone he will just bite her anywhere as hard as he can until she hisses and meows loudly. I've tried keeping one in a cage in the middle of the room and swapping them, to allow them to try and get used to each other but this doesn't seem to be working.

    Does anyone have any advice / suggestions we can try as unless things start to improve, we will have to get rid of one of them. The female kitten is still relatively small so won't be able to stick up for herself against such a large cat for a while yet.

    Many thanks
     
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