||[Aug. 3rd, 2009|09:49 pm]
The Question Club
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I've had this one cat for, I'd say, 2 and-a-half years, and she likes to think she's the queen of the house. When she meets a new cat, she likes to fight, but once that whole thing is over, she's a total sweetheart to any other cat.
Yesterday, my mom adopted two cats (2-for-1 deal at the shelter) and one was my own, and has been in my room for the most part since he got here. Today, we brought home the other one, who had to get spayed, or else he'd have come home yesterday too. The one that came home today is a few years younger than both the other cats, and is very respectful of their space.
My old cat wandered into my room, which is where she used to spend a majority of her time, and the two elders butted heads immediately.
Is it better to just leave the cats near each other and get all the growls and hisses out? (Note: As I've been typing this, the noise level in the room has dropped considerably, and they're each lying down about 4 yards away from each other)
The baby is still in the other room with my mom, so I'm thinking that once these two get used to each other, the third should come in and wander?
I've never been the one to introduce cats before (I was never even home when it happened) so I'm not sure what the best method is.
They won't eat treats, they each hiss at me when I approach, so I'm just planning on letting them sort it out themselves.
Constructive criticism or ideas and stories would be excellent. Thanks so much in advance. And the kitties thank you too :)