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Q: Cat jeleousy

October 19, 2008 | By kelly g. | 8 answers | Expired: 2126 days ago

kelly g.

I am fostering a kitten and I have an older 7 yr old cat whom only will hiss at her when she walks by her ( my older cat shows no signs of wanting to hurt/scratch her) so anyhow my older cat wont hang out , instead she's in the bedroom laying under the bed. I want her to come out and be around us all including the foster kitty...my question is that if I do adopt the foster kitty will my older cat eventually grow to take intrest in the kitty? The reason i'm wanting to know is becasue my older cats partner passed away about 7 months ago and they were pals and i would like to find Kally a kitty friend...or is it possible Kally wants to be the one and only kitty.
Thanks for any answers, mucho appreciation.

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Liagnosnibor
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Oct 22, 2008

Jealousy is a human emotion. It sounds like they are just communicating in their own language and they need to sort things out for themselves. When they do, their social space will be respected by each other.

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Michele Z.
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Oct 19, 2008

It sounds like you didn't properly introduce the cat to the kitten. The kitten should have been segregated for a while to give your cat and the kitten an opportunity to become aware of each other's presence, followed by a gradual introduction of the kitten. Usually, with time, the cats come to at least tolerate each other.

Many older cats don't want to be bothered by the kitten and the kitten's high energy. Your cat is telling the kitten to "back off" and leave her alone. (Perhaps you should have given your resident cat more consideration?)

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VKiggins
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Oct 19, 2008

I just adopted my foster..the older cat was not happy..it took about a week and now they are playing. Stick with it!

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cathy t.
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Oct 19, 2008

Maybe you should consider just letting time take care of it. Sooner or later, everyone will relax. You cant force them to be friends, and interfering will just add to the stress...

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Oct 19, 2008

My older cat was like this with my kitten when I first got her a year ago. She was always a cat that would rather be alone than bothered by other cats. She now grooms the younger cat, eats wit her, and even plays with her as shocking as that is (Garfield is her idol therefore playing is not on the priority list but eating is)

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Tracieromano101
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Oct 19, 2008

Your cat is obviously jralous of the new kitten on his/her turf and just wants more attention.

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Karen H.
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Oct 19, 2008

Usually they will get along eventually but it sometimes takes awhile. It took Tazi and Terror awhile to become best friends.

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Christina
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Oct 19, 2008

I foster kittens all the time and my cats do that same thing,the normally get over it. Just give it sometime, theirs no way of knowing if they are gonna ever get along. She did just lose her friend, shes probably depressed. As for the hissing shes just showing the new kitty whos boss, that this is my territory.

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