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We have a new kitty! His name is Angus, he's a Tuxedo Cat, 4 years old,
and he is a bruiser at 18 pounds. We adopted him from the Peninsula
Humane Society. He seems quite confident and affectionate. We've let him
sniff noses through the door with our resident cat, Biscuit, but we're
keeping them separated for the next few days.

Before we adopted him, I snapped a photo of him in his digs at the
humane society:



Despite my having a lot of experience with cats, this is the first time I've tried introducing two unrelated cats. There's a fair amount of contradictory advice on the web. Any advice (to-dos and to-don'ts) from folks who've been there?

Introducing cats

Date: 13 May 2005 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tedesson.livejournal.com
When we introduced Cat 5e (Steve) to LBK we didn't have any trouble at all. We kept them separate for a day, with Steve locked in a room, which LBK could hang around outside in the hall next to. They were able to get to know each others voices and smell first. Steve was a year old kitten, while LBK was over 2 years old, which supposedly helps quite a bit. Also, personality-wise, LBK is just a very friendly, relaxed cat, so he accepted Steve right away.

Steve was a lot more skittish, but we make sure there was no opportunity for contention with 5 litter boxes, 2 food bowls and more than 2 waterbowls available at all times.

It only took a couple of days before they settled right in to the new situation.

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