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Cat introductions??

#1
Whats the best way to introduce an F5 savannah to my F8 savannah and other kitten? My current two are 5 and 6 months and the savannah kitten i just got today is 4 months.
 

Samber

Savannah Super Cat
#3
Im getting a SV next week and i have 2 bengals so i have been reseaching this a little bit. mainly cause one of my Bengals isnt fond of having other cats around (besides her sister). i know this from my sister living at my place for 2 weeks and having her cat there.

Heres what im doing
- quarantine the new kitty in its own room for the first 2 weeks.
- after a few days switch rooms and have the other cats come and smell the used room.
- after the new kitty is comfortable in the room let them see each other thru a baby gate.
- when they are seeing each other reward with treats for positive reinforcement. also lets them know good things happen when they are around each other.
- after they start getting used to each other use toys to get them interacting and playing near each other
- don't force or rush anything, take as much time as you need
 
#4
yes Ruby my new kitten is quarantined in my daughters bedroom. :) she is a talker and i go in there and spend time with her. so i shall keep her in there for about two weeks. I did bring in my other cats feather on a stick and Ruby hissed at it... most likely cause it smells like the other cats..
but She does have her own toys that she came with. not sure why they were wanting to get rid of her. she is pretty and has the black on the tip of her ears and the white patch as well. :)
so i must have patience patience patience... :)
 

Angie Panczak

Savannah Super Cat
#5
I will also feed new cat and existing cats on each side of the closed door (does that make sense?) that way the food is there and they are close enough to smell each other but are seperated by the door.
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#6
- quarantine the new kitty in its own room for the first 2 weeks.
- after a few days switch rooms and have the other cats come and smell the used room.
- after the new kitty is comfortable in the room let them see each other thru a baby gate.
- when they are seeing each other reward with treats for positive reinforcement. also lets them know good things happen when they are around each other.
- after they start getting used to each other use toys to get them interacting and playing near each other
- don't force or rush anything, take as much time as you need[/quote]
This is good advice but I wouldn't initiate any of it for at least two weeks when your kitten has completed quarantine.
 
T

tkymasters

Guest
#7
This may sound weird, but how I introduced my 2 together... I installed a screen door with a full glass on my isolation room. There was a regular bedroom door behind the screen door. I just opened the bedroom door and they just looked and talked to each other.. After a clean bill of health, the glass was removed and just the screen was separating them. It only took a few hours, and they both were rubbing each other through the screen door. Opened the door and they became best friends.. The whole process took 6 weeks.
 

Ayakina

Savannah Teenager
#10
I recently gotten a 7 (almost 8) months old F6 boy, while I have a 5 month old F2 girl. The boy's only been here for 4 days, and the first day when the F2 saw him in his carrier she got very hissy and growls constantly. The boy stays in my girl's old kitten room while the girl runs around the house. For the first two days she wouldn't go near that area of the house, and if she does she hiss and growls. Literally on the 3rd day (last night) I came home finding those two meowing at each other outside the doors instead of hissing, and the girl would put her arms under the door to try to touch the boy. I think at this rate I might not keep them separated for too much longer and see how they will interact.

I have been trying to feed them together (no screen door but they're in 2 different corners of the room), the girl gets too distracted with the food and the boy will eat all of his and then look for more. The girl also is somewhat of a picky eater, and she would meow for an hour before she eat the food, so it hasn't been too successful there. The girl would try to sneak attack the boy and the boy just sits there. I am looking forward to see how these two interact tonight, maybe for an hour or two before I separate them.