Q: Do you have both clawed and declawed cats sharing a home?
I'm wondering how many people keep both clawed and declawed cats in the same home and whether the cats with claws are harmful to the cats without claws (or vice versa). I'd also like to know of any other problems encountered by one or the other and if anyone thinks it is okay and/or fair to the declawed cats.
[I'm looking for responses from people who have direct experience, not "guesses" if it is okay or problematic. Thanks!]
PS I only adopt/rescue adult declawed cats ("throwaways")! As fewer cats become declawed and available in shelters, I'm kind of interested in knowing if I could--some day in the distant future--adopt a cat with intact claws to be with my five (or fewer) declawed cats.
Jan 22, 2009
I have 2 declawed cats and 2 cats with claws living in the same house and they do just fine. The 2 cats with claws seem to wrestle with each other and generally leave the declawed cats alone. I am guessing this is because they are closer in age and want to play with each other. If one of the cats with claws hurts one of the declawed cats they let it be known and the aggressor backs off. I have never had a problem with one of my babies getting hurt.
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