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Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by ktyvasilescu, Dec 1, 2020.


  1. ktyvasilescu

    ktyvasilescu PetForums Junior

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    Quick question, is it more likely for my 10 month old to accept a new kitten? Just debating whether to get him a friend.
     
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    chillminx PetForums VIP

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    It's hard to say for sure because every cat is different in what they will accept. So much depends too on how carefully one introduces the cats to each other (taking plenty of time over it) .

    Generally speaking an adult cat would probably accept a kitten more easily that they would accept an adult cat. If you decide to get a kitten, choose one who you can see gets on well with his/her litter mates and is not pushy.
     
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    ktyvasilescu PetForums Junior

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    This is a very difficult decision turns out. The kitten I’ve found is being rehomed due to the owner’s allergy so it’s hard to know how she behaves with her littermates. And my boy is starting to get more attitude as he’s going through his adolescent phase.
     
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    chillminx PetForums VIP

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    Has your boy been neutered?
     
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    ktyvasilescu PetForums Junior

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    Yes, he’s been neutered. He’s not very territorial or acting like he owns the place but I guess he was never put in the position to feel like acting like that either. I’m not even sure he actually wants a friend as my partner is home most of the time but at some point we will have to start being away from home for longer periods of time due to work commitments. Over the past month I have definitely noticed a change of personality, he’s not acting like a kitten anymore, he’s more mature and calm now still acting like a spoiled brat sometimes but definitely not as needs as before.
     
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    chillminx PetForums VIP

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    Ah yes, he is growing up. :) I love that period of change when they start to become more independent. And you start to see the adult personality emerging. At the same time I feel a little passing pang of sadness for the loss of their cute baby behaviour.
     
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    ktyvasilescu PetForums Junior

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    Yes, couldn’t agree more it’s great to see them grow up but we all love a kitten demanding our attention all the time. I think I will postpone getting him a companion as we’re going to move soon as well so don’t want extra stress for him and he seems a pretty happy boy on his own. Ruler of his kingdom.
     
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