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My cats behaviour. Fighting or playing?

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by Lily333, Jul 18, 2018.


  1. Lily333

    Lily333 PetForums Newbie

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    so I have a 4 year old cat, only had him about a month. I got a 8 week old female cat a week and a half ago. Kept them separate, exchanging smells, letting them see each other in cage until now, I let them in the same room together under supervision. I’ve been doing this for 3 days now. My older cat has to chase the kitten everywhere to see what she’s doing, the cat is chilled but as the kitten is playful she’s always running up to the cat and play attacking him. My cat swipes at her every time she does this. Sometimes there’s a weird little meow from the cat but not often. They literally chase each other the entire time they are together. Is this playing or fighting? I can’t tell. I don’t want to keep my kitten out all the time yet if it’s stressing my cat out, but they might be having fun and playing... HELP
     
  2. Summercat

    Summercat PetForums VIP

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    Probably play fighting but as an eight week old kitten is so tiny, I would not leave the kitten out unsupervised with the adult yet.
    You can also play games where they both interact such as wand toys or chasing balls. But chasing each other seems normal cat play, just keep an eye on them.
     
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    Forgot to ask, is your male cat neutered?
     
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