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Introducing a New Kitten to an Adult Cat introducing kittens to adult indoor cats

Many cat-loving households have more than one cat in their family. Cats can be companions, playmates and help enrich eath other’s lives. (Learn more about the benefits of multi-cat households.)However, introducing a new cat to an existing cat-home can take time and patience.

Unfortunately, cats are territorial animals and will not welcome just any feline into the family. Introducing cats requires patience and sensitivity, so you should prepare for it to take some time for cats to accept one another. Like finding a roommate or partner, matching up cats requires an understanding of what makes each creature tick.

Do it the Right Way When Introducing Cats. The way I tell my clients to do new cat introductions is to take it “one sense at a time.” First the cats may hear each other (if one or both are vocal), then they’re going to smell each other (in a controlled way via my behavior modification method) and then they’ll see each other (again, in a controlled way).

Introducing your adult cat to a new kitten doesn't have to be a stressful event. Providing you remain patient and allow your cat time to adjust, most older cats happily accept new playmates in a couple of days. Cats are territorial. If you are adding a new cat to your household, stick to a kitten.

Sep 12, 2016 · Just a fun video showing the moment we introduced a new kitty to our adult cats. Our new kitten Bailey was isolated in a spare bedroom for three days. Then she was introduced to her older brothers Author: AM Soaps.