I have had a cat for about six years now. Callie. She’s calico and neutered and all that stuff.
In the time that I’ve had her, I’ve had, also:
Another female cat that wasn’t neutered/spayed.
A male cat that was.
And she’s lived peacefully under the same room with all of them (singlely, not all at once) often doing things like playing and chasing and even sleeping together.
But now I have this new kitten…she’s maybe a month old but in that stage where she’s able to run around and play and have fun.
Callie, on the other hand, since I got rid of the other female cat (the one that wasn’t spayed), has seemed to be very lonely all this time so I figured getting another cat in the house would cheer her up and give her another cat to be around and play with.
But ooooooohhh, she doesn’t like this new one for some reason. Even from the start she was hissing and growling. And even now, two days later, she still hisses loud and growls when the kitty tries to approach.
Why is this? She’s been fine with other female cats before…and even un-neutered ones. What is the difference here? Could it be the age? Because this one is a kitten? How do I get them to get along? I read the topic on here a week or two ago about putting the cats in different rooms for awhile and then cracking the door a bit and letting them see and hear and smell each other but I can already tell you that is not going to work here. Not with Callie because she would be just happy enough to never go “investigate” the new cat.
Is there no hope for these two? Do cats, once one forms a seeming immediate dislike for another, always hold those same grudges? Will Callie always hiss at little Patches? And what’s the reason for it? I mean she’s gotten along with a DOG and RABBIT for pete’s sake…plus two other cats… why is this one making her angry?