Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tips for Introducing a New Cat

Several factors need to be considered and balanced in a planned introduction; among them age, size, sexual status, and personality. Experience matters.

A stray may be competitive, territorial and stand up for himself. An orphaned hand-raised kitten may grow up to be an easily stressed adult. This type of cat commonly is unable to make the adjustment of living with another cat.

The more the situation deviates from the ideal, the more the introduction process should be protracted. The period of adjustment and creation of a new routine can stretch beyond the normal 6 to 12 weeks. If enough factors are in conflict, the cats will become adversaries rather than friends. Read the entire article.

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