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    I have two cats who don't get on but they tolerate each other. They used to fight but now they're fine. Females. Tonight I picked up a rescue cat that was going to be put down, a boy who gets on with other cats. He's fine but one of mine is yowling, hissing and spitting.

    How do I get them to get on? Didn't know where to put this
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    Tell it off when it does it. May sound weird but it should work.
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    (Original post by 8472)
    Tell it off when it does it. May sound weird but it should work.
    We did but she's not having it. Apparently we need to get them used to each other's smells
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    As a shameless cat person (once had 17, now have two), I can understand your situation :P My two current cats aren't the best of friends, but there are a few things you can do.

    - Buy a spray bottle and scold the offending cat with water whenever they try to cause a problem.
    - Let the cats explore outside together as often as you can. As they work on a territorial basis, once your original cats realise your new cat is here to stay, things should get better.
    - Alternatively you can just leave them be, it's rare for cats to still be fighting after a long time. Maybe it's just jealousy of the new cat, but after a while it should calm down. once they get comfortable.

    Hopefully it all works out well
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    Put them in a neutral area together, somewhere one doesn't "own" (i.e where neither of them have ever been), maybe?
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    (Original post by tk1993)
    As a shameless cat person (once had 17, now have two), I can understand your situation :P My two current cats aren't the best of friends, but there are a few things you can do.

    - Buy a spray bottle and scold the offending cat with water whenever they try to cause a problem.
    - Let the cats explore outside together as often as you can. As they work on a territorial basis, once your original cats realise your new cat is here to stay, things should get better.
    - Alternatively you can just leave them be, it's rare for cats to still be fighting after a long time. Maybe it's just jealousy of the new cat, but after a while it should calm down. once they get comfortable.

    Hopefully it all works out well
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    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    I have two cats who don't get on but they tolerate each other. They used to fight but now they're fine. Females. Tonight I picked up a rescue cat that was going to be put down, a boy who gets on with other cats. He's fine but one of mine is yowling, hissing and spitting.

    How do I get them to get on? Didn't know where to put this
    Never done it myself but I've been told:

    Keep them in separate rooms but next door so they can hear each other on the other side of the door, then swap them round so they are in each others room with the new/old cat smell and they should start to get used to it
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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    Put them in a neutral area together, somewhere one doesn't "own" (i.e where neither of them have ever been), maybe?
    Good idea thanks
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    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    We did but she's not having it. Apparently we need to get them used to each other's smells
    Yeah its always hard to juggle multiple pussy at the same time without one getting pissed.

    I'd say you keep em apart for a bit, just so you know cats will run away rather than share a house with a cat they don't like, so watch out for that.
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    (Original post by TheAnusFiles)
    Never done it myself but I've been told:

    Keep them in separate rooms but next door so they can hear each other on the other side of the door, then swap them round so they are in each others room with the new/old cat smell and they should start to get used to it
    I've heard that and might do it
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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    Put them in a neutral area together, somewhere one doesn't "own" (i.e where neither of them have ever been), maybe?
    wouldn't they fight more tho as they try to decide who owns the place, who's the boss of the new area? I don't know much about cats, but that's how it seems with animals on the discovery channel
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    Genuinely thought this was gonna be an exciting troll, but anywho...

    They'll be fine once they get used to each other. Make sure the females routine stays as much the same as possible AND that the new cat doesn't lie in her "spot", if she has one.

    Your female will be hissing and spitting to assert who is boss. My cat did it when we introduced the new cat, and within a few days he was fine with it. Just give them time, and keep the routine the same.
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    (Original post by PsychadelicScarf)
    Genuinely thought this was gonna be an exciting troll, but anywho...

    They'll be fine once they get used to each other. Make sure the females routine stays as much the same as possible AND that the new cat doesn't lie in her "spot", if she has one.

    Your female will be hissing and spitting to assert who is boss. My cat did it when we introduced the new cat, and within a few days he was fine with it. Just give them time, and keep the routine the same.
    This is reassuring she's really friendly usually so was very shocked.
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    (Original post by Pussy Galore)
    Yeah its always hard to juggle multiple pussy at the same time without one getting pissed.

    I'd say you keep em apart for a bit, just so you know cats will run away rather than share a house with a cat they don't like, so watch out for that.
    Your username is highly appropriate for this thread.

    I would seperate the male cat from the female cats, or get the male cat neutered, unless having a flock of baby kittens is your thing!
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    (Original post by tk1993)
    As a shameless cat person (once had 17, now have two), I can understand your situation :P My two current cats aren't the best of friends, but there are a few things you can do.

    - Buy a spray bottle and scold the offending cat with water whenever they try to cause a problem.
    - Let the cats explore outside together as often as you can. As they work on a territorial basis, once your original cats realise your new cat is here to stay, things should get better.
    - Alternatively you can just leave them be, it's rare for cats to still be fighting after a long time. Maybe it's just jealousy of the new cat, but after a while it should calm down. once they get comfortable.

    Hopefully it all works out well
    lol @ this
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    (Original post by Greg Jackson)
    lol @ this
    It works.
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    (Original post by louieee)
    wouldn't they fight more tho as they try to decide who owns the place, who's the boss of the new area? I don't know much about cats, but that's how it seems with animals on the discovery channel
    Works with rabbits. Territorial animals get mad if strange animals come on ground that's already theirs.
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    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    I have two cats who don't get on but they tolerate each other. They used to fight but now they're fine. Females. Tonight I picked up a rescue cat that was going to be put down, a boy who gets on with other cats. He's fine but one of mine is yowling, hissing and spitting.

    How do I get them to get on? Didn't know where to put this
    At first I thought this said "How do I socialise WITH my cats?"
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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    Works with rabbits. Territorial animals get mad if strange animals come on ground that's already theirs.
    can you not generalise thats really specist, not all species are the same you know
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    (Original post by Pussy Galore)
    can you not generalise thats really specist, not all species are the same you know
    Oh, they all look the bloody same, dunnay?
 
 
 
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